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On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint?

Many surfaces can be decorated with FolkArt Watercolor Acrylic Paint, such as wood, papier mache, paper, glass, canvas, and fabric. On sealed surfaces such as glassware, ceramics, tin, metal, and plastic, FolkArt Watercolor should be used for decorative purposes only.

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 kind of paint is used for One Stroke™ decorative painting?
Any formula of FolkArt® paint is perfect for One Stroke or any kind of decorative painting. Donna Dewberry uses FolkArt® Acrylics, FolkArt® Enamels (for glass and ceramics), FolkArt® Outdoor (for outdoor projects), and FolkArt® Fabric (for linens and clothing).
Is it necessary to heat set a fabric project when using Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter Fabric Paint?

Yes, heat-setting is recommended to maximize the durability of your fabric decorated with Fantasy Glitter fabric paint. To heat-set your project, follow the instructions below:

  1. Allow the decorated fabric to dry overnight.
  2. Heat an iron to the highest setting allowed for the decorated fabric.
  3. Keeping the heated iron dry, position the project fabric decorated-side up and then lay a pressing cloth over the fabric.
  4. Without using steam, press the decorated fabric area for 15 seconds, lift the iron and move to another section.
  5. Continue until the entire design area has been heat-set.
What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as finished and unfinished wood, terracotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.
It can be applied to ceramic and glass surfaces; however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, but the surface is not machine-washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.
On what types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk paint?

FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk paint can be applied to many different types of surfaces: wood, terracotta, metal, canvas, paper mache, plaster, ceramic or glass, and even fabric. Note that fabric surfaces painted with FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk are not machine-washable, and glass or ceramic surfaces painted with FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk cannot be washed in the dishwasher; such surfaces should be used as for decorative purposes only and lightly cleaned using a damp cloth only when needed.

How long does it take for the Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter Fabric Paint to dry and cure?

Generally, Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter paints dry within two hours; however, it can take up to 24 hours, depending upon the thickness of application as well as the humidity of your work area. The decorated fabric surface will be cured in 72 hours.

What types of surfaces can I use FolkArt Home Decor Chalk paint on?
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk can be applied to many different types of surfaces such as finished and unfinished wood, terracotta, metal/tin, canvas, paper mache and plaster.
It can be applied to ceramic and glass surfaces; however, the paint is not dishwasher safe. Fabric surfaces can also be painted using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk, but the surface is not machine-washable. When decorating glass, ceramic and fabric surfaces, your project should be used as a decorative accessory only to be lightly cleaned using a damp cloth when needed.
How should I launder fabrics decorated with Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter Fabric Paint?

Once heat-set, a project painted with Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter paints can be machine-laundered on the gentle cycle; however, to preserve the life and durability of your decorated fabric, it is always best to hand-wash in cold water and allow to air-dry.

Where can I learn more about Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter Fabric Paint?
You can learn more about this product by reading the complete Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter FAQ document.
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