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What is the best way to support my fabric project while painting my design?
Placing a wax paper or plastic wrapped cardboard form behind the area to be painted will not only give you a sturdy surface on which to paint, you will also protect the back or additional layers of your project. You may also find it helpful to tape a piece of fine grade sandpaper to the cardboard form; this will keep your fabric from shifting while painting.
While painting, can I use water to thin the FolkArt® Fabric™ paints?
It is best NOT to thin FolkArt® Fabric™ paints with water as this will dilute the acrylic polymer of the paint and lesson the adhesion properties. Why produce a great piece of artwork to only watch the design weaken or fade with washing?
What types of fabrics can be decorated using Fabric Creations Plush paints?

For best results, use soft, low-textured fabrics such as cottons, poly cotton blends, woven blends, denims, and home décor textiles when decorating with Fabric Creations Plush. Fabrics should be flexible and have some pliancy to achieve the full plush effect; stiff fabrics such canvas are not recommended as the dimensional effect of the paint will not work.

Do I need to heat set my fabric project when using FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
It is recommended that you allow 24 hours for your decorated fabric project to air dry; then heat set. Two heat setting methods are recommended:
Dryer Method: Turn garment inside out; place item in dryer for 30 minutes on highest setting allowed for the type of fabric used.

Iron Method: Place decorated item right side up on ironing board; cover with dry pressing cloth. Set iron to highest setting allowed for fabric used. Place dry iron (no steam) on area pressing for 30 seconds, lift iron moving to another area until all sections are heat set. Keep the iron moving in a small circular motion when heat setting.
On what types of surfaces can Martha Stewart Home Decor Paint be used?

Many porous surfaces can be decorated with Martha Stewart Home Decor Paint such as wood, concrete, terra cotta, stone, fabric and canvas. However, on sealed surfaces such as glassware, ceramics and rigid plastic (not for use on flexible plastic, such as food storage containers), the paints should be used as decorative surfaces only. Also, fabric items should be used for decorative purposes only as the paints will not be permanent on fabric.

What type of Mod Podge Mod Mold designs are there?
There is a wide variety of Mod Podge Mod Mold designs available to the general crafter.
Designs include everything from celebration icons (birthday, baby and wedding) to travel, fashion, floral/nature, even a block style alphabet for personalization.
What do I need to know about painting on garments or other fabrics when using the One Stroke™ Technique?
Preparing Garments:
Wash and dry the garment according to manufacturer's instructions before painting. This will remove sizing and excess dye and guard against shrinkage after painting. Do not use fabric softener. Iron the garment so it's smooth.
Using and Placing Patterns:
  1. It's a good idea to plan the placement of the pattern before you transfer it to the garment. Pin the pattern where you'd like it to go. Try the garment on and observe in mirror to achieve ideal placement.
  2. Trace the original pattern onto tracing paper with a pencil or pen.
  3. To transfer, place the item to be painted on your work surface and lay the traced pattern in position on project. Slip transfer paper between pattern and item. Trace pattern with stylus to transfer it.
Using a Shirtboard:
Place a cardboard shirtboard inside the garment so you'll have a firm surface for painting and your paint won't bleed through to the back of the garment. Use masking tape to fasten excess fabric to the back of the shirtboard, out of your way. Your painting surface should be taut and flat, but not stretched out of shape. You can make your own shirtboard by cutting a piece of cardboard large enough to fit inside the garment. Cover the cardboard with plastic wrap.
If you prefer not to use FolkArt® Fabric paint, you can create your own fabric paint using regular FolkArt acrylic colors.
Mixing FolkArt Acrylic Colors with Textile Medium When Painting with One Stroke™:
Mix 1 part FolkArt® Textile Medium and 1 part FolkArt® Acrylic paint as directed on the FolkArt® Textile Medium label.
Testing Your Fabric:
Each fabric takes paint a little differently. Some fabrics require more paint; for others a little will be enough. Before painting your design, apply a little bit of paint in an inconspicuous part of the garment, such as a seam allowance or hem. If that's not possible, use a clean paint brush to dab a small amount of water on the fabric to see how the fabric absorbs it.
Heat Setting Your Painting:
Let painted garment dry 24 hours. Place a pressing cloth over painted design. Iron 30 seconds over pressing cloth with iron on highest appropriate setting for fabric.
What is the best way to clean up my supplies or a small painted mistake when I am fabric painting?
FolkArt® Fabric™ paints are water soluble and clean up is easy using soap and water to clean your brushes. While painting, if a mistake is made, try incorporating the dot of paint into the design by adding another flower or a lady bug, etc. However, if you begin cleaning the wet, misplaced drop of paint quickly using soap and water, the mistake can be cleaned up.
What is the best way to clean up my supplies or a small painted mistake when I am fabric painting?
FolkArt® Fabric™ paints are water soluble and clean up is easy using soap and water to clean your brushes. While painting, if a mistake is made, try incorporating the dot of paint into the design by adding another flower or a lady bug, etc. However, if you begin cleaning the wet, misplaced drop of paint quickly using soap and water, the mistake can be cleaned up.
On what surfaces can I use FolkArt Glitterific Paint?

Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Glitterific Paint: wood, papier mache, paper or cardstock, canvas, metal, rigid plastics, terra cotta, glassware, ceramics and fabric. Note, however, FolkArt Glitterific Paints will not be permanent on glassware, ceramic, rigid plastic and fabric surfaces and therefore should be used for decorative purposes only.

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