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What are Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks?
Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks are specially formulated to be used with Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Stamps. Formulated with the perfect consistency that is not too thick and not too thin, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink applies perfectly onto the raised face of the stamp design without flooding the recesses of the molded block stamp
These fabric inks are non-toxic, waterbase, manufactured in the USA and are available in a wide range of colors from the basic color palette to metallics, as well as current on-trend fashion colors! Clean up is easy with mild soap and water. Once cured and heat set, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks can either be hand-washed or machine laundered. However, as with all hand decorated items, it is always best to hand wash in cold water and allow to air dry which will increase the life of your project.
How thick should I apply my Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to the stamp?
Apply Soft Fabric Ink to the face of the stamp so that the white design area is covered. Be careful not to apply too much ink as this will flood the recesses of the design.
How long does it take for the Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to dry?
Depending upon how much you’ve stamped on your project, the ink will air dry within a couple of hours up to 24 hours and will be cured in 72 hours.
How thick should I apply my Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to the stamp?
Apply Soft Fabric Ink to the face of the stamp so that the white design area is covered. Be careful not to apply too much ink as this will flood the recesses of the design.
What is the best way to apply Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink to block printing stamps?
We recommend using our Fabric Creations™ Sponge Cubes.
Simply squirt a generous amount of Soft Fabric Ink onto a foam plate or palette. Load the sponge cube by firmly holding it in your hand, then dabbing into the puddle of ink. Off-load excess fabric ink onto a clean spot on the plate and then apply ink to the stamp design using a soft, pouncing up and down motion. Continue pouncing over stamp until the entire raised design is covered.
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How long does it take for the Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink to dry and cure?

Generally, Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks 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.

Should I use water to thin the Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink?
No, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks are formulated in the perfect consistency to be used directly from the bottle.
Thinning these paints with water will not only dilute the paint possibly causing bleed through when stamping; it will also lessen the adhesion properties of the paint and possibly create a dirty unusable stamp because the thinned paint will flow into the delicate recessed areas of the stamp rather than sitting on the raised design lines.
Is it necessary to heat set my block printed project when using Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Ink?
Heat setting is recommended for best durability.
Heat set the painted surface using a dry, hot iron and a pressing cloth. Lay pressing cloth over the stamped fabric and iron the stamped design for 30 seconds, lift the iron and move it to another section of the stamped design. Your iron should be set at the highest setting allowed for the decorated fabric, no steam.
Is it necessary to heat-set a fabric project when using Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Ink?

Yes, heat-setting is recommended to maximize the durability of your fabric decorated with Fabric Creations. 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 30 seconds, lift the iron and move to another section.
  5. Continue until the entire design area has been heat set.
What types of fabrics can be block printed using Fabric Creations™ Printing Block Stamps and Soft Fabric Ink?
Smooth, low textured fabrics such as cottons, poly cotton blends, woven blends, denims, and home décor textiles can be used as surfaces for soft fabric ink when using Fabric Creations Block Printing Stamps.
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