Can I embellish a completed Barnwood project with stenciling or decorating painting?
A FolkArt Finishes Barnwood decorated surface can be enhanced with stenciling or decorative painting using FolkArt Acrylics; however, the Barnwood Wax finish will decrease the level of paint adhesion.
Once the painted embellishment has cured, apply a light misting of FolkArt clear acrylic sealer in desired finish to seal and protect.
Can I paint or antique FolkArt® Texture Paint?
Yes, FolkArt® Texture Paint can be painted or antiqued after it has cured to change the color or finished look.
What do I need to know about painting on garments or other fabrics when using the One Stroke™ Technique?
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:
- 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.
- Trace the original pattern onto tracing paper with a pencil or pen.
- 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.
How long does it take for a Paint by Number to dry?
Because the paint is waterbase acrylic paint, it will dry to the touch within 10 – 15 minutes depending on the thickness of paint application.
How should I apply FolkArt Milk Paint to a surface prepared with FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer?
After allowing FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer & Sealer to thoroughly dry (approximately four hours), the surface can be painted with FolkArt Milk Paint. Follow the same paint application instructions as for painting on an unfinished surface.
Can FolkArt Milk Paint be used on outdoor surfaces?
No, FolkArt Milk Paint is formulated for indoor surfaces only.
How should I apply FolkArt® Texture Paint?
FolkArt® Texture Paint can be applied with a palette knife, a paint brush or a stencil brush. When using a paint brush or stencil brush, use a dabbing motion to get the most textured effect.
What surfaces can I use Martha Stewart Crafts ® Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint on?
Most porous surfaces such as wood, terra cotta, papier-mâché, canvas, and plaster.
How do I apply Martha Stewart Crafts ® Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint?
Apply 2 to 3 thin coats. Let dry 1 hour and sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper between applications. Use as is; do not dilute or mix with any other paints or mediums.
When using Martha Stewart Crafts ® Multi-Surface Chalkboard Acrylic Craft Paint, should I seal the surface?
No, adding a sealer will inhibit the writing surface.