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What types of stamps are best for fabric stamping? What inks do I use with fabric?
Although images with fine detail are possible to stamp on fabric, it’s best to choose larger, more graphic images for fabric stamping. Pigment Inks are a good choice for fabric stamping. Another choice is to apply acrylic paint directly to the stamp using a small craft sponge, then press onto the fabric surface. In both cases, the project should be heat-set to increase permanence. Simply toss the fabric into the dryer for 10-20 minutes or iron on the back of the project to heat-set.
Is FolkArt® paint acid free?
Yes.
How shall I prepare my project surface when using FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
The type of surface you're using will dictate the preparation method.
  • Wood: Sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper, wipe away sawdust.
  • Tin: Wash with soap and water; wipe with white vinegar dampened cloth, then rinse with water and let dry completely.
  • Glass/Ceramic: Wash with soap and water; wipe with rubbing alcohol dampened cloth.
  • Terra Cotta: Wipe clean; seal pot interior with paint or two coats of FolkArt Waterbase Sealer. If terra cotta will not be used as a planter, simply paint.
  • Canvas: Wipe primed canvas clean; if unprimed, apply a couple coats of FolkArt Gesso Primer.
  • Rigid Plastic: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Paper Mache: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Plaster: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Concrete: Coat with white vinegar, let dry, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
  • Fabric: prewash in soap and water, dry thoroughly without fabric softener or dryer sheet.
How shall I prepare my project surface when using FolkArt Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
The type of surface you're using will dictate the preparation method.
  • Wood: Sand smooth with fine grit sandpaper, wipe away sawdust.
  • Tin: Wash with soap and water; wipe with white vinegar dampened cloth, then rinse with water and let dry completely.
  • Glass/Ceramic: Wash with soap and water; wipe with rubbing alcohol dampened cloth.
  • Terra Cotta: Wipe clean; seal pot interior with paint or two coats of FolkArt Waterbase Sealer. If terra cotta will not be used as a planter, simply paint.
  • Canvas: Wipe primed canvas clean; if unprimed, apply a couple coats of FolkArt Gesso Primer.
  • Rigid Plastic: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Paper Mache: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Plaster: Wipe clean with damp cloth.
  • Concrete: Coat with white vinegar, let dry, rinse, and dry thoroughly.
  • Fabric: prewash in soap and water, dry thoroughly without fabric softener or dryer sheet.
How shall I launder my FolkArt® Fabric™ painted item?
FolkArt® Fabric™ Brush-on and FolkArt® Fabric™ Dimensional paints have been tested for machine washing, however, with all hand painted items, it is best if they are hand washed in cold water and air dried which will increase their durability. If washing by machine, turn your garment which has been painted without dimensional accents inside out and use cold water with a mild detergent on the gentle cycle of your washer and dryer. DO NOT place the item in the washer or dryer if dimensional paints or crystal embellishments have been used. Remember: You MUST still follow heat setting instructions prior to wearing and/or laundering your garment. Using the washer and dryer is for pre-washing fabric and heat setting only. Enjoy!
Is FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint durable?
Yes, FolkArt® Chalkboard Paint dries to a tough finish.
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.
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.
On what surfaces can I use FolkArt® Extreme Glitter?
FolkArt® Extreme Glitter can be used on most porous surfaces including wood, terra cotta and paper mache. It can be used on glass, ceramics for fabric (decorative fabric only).
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.
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