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Fabric Creations Fabric Paint FAQ

Yes, simply use stencil or painter’s tape to mask off a border. Load a Fabric Creations™ Sponge Cube with Soft Fabric Ink and pounce the color onto the masked area.
Be sure to allow the painted background area to dry thoroughly before stamping over it with a design.
Yes, Fabric Creations™ Soft Fabric Inks may be mixed or blended to achieve a new value or different color.

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.

Generally, Fabric Creations Plush 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.

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.

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.

Once heat-set, a project painted with Fabric Creations Plush 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.

Once heat-set, a project painted with Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks 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.

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.
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.

Yes, heat-setting fabrics painted with Fabric Creations Plush is necessary to activate the dimensional, plush effect. To heat-set your project and activate the plush effect, 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. Lay a dry pressing cloth over your ironing board and position project fabric decorated-side down.
  4. Using steam, lightly press the backside of the decorated fabric to activate the dimensional effect of the paint.
    1. Note: If the decorated surface is too difficult to reach when heat-setting from the backside, you can heat-set from the front by holding the heated iron slightly above—not touching— the painted fabric surface and applying steam.

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.

Yes, all fabrics should be prewashed using soap and water following the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Most denim fabrics should be washed multiple times in hot water to remove thoroughly the sizing in the fabric. DO NOT use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet as doing so may prevent the paint from adhering to your fabric properly. If your garment is wrinkled, you may iron the fabric as instructed on the garment label; however, DO NOT use spray starch as that, too, may prevent the paint from adhering to your fabric properly.

Yes, prior to being decorated with Fabric Creations Plush, all fabrics should be prewashed using soap and water following the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Most denim fabrics should be washed multiple times in hot water to remove thoroughly the sizing in the fabric. DO NOT use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet as doing so may prevent the paints from adhering to your fabric properly. If your garment is wrinkled, you may iron the fabric as instructed on the garment label; however, DO NOT use spray starch as that, too, may prevent the paint from adhering to your fabric properly.

Yes, all fabrics should be prewashed using soap and water following the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Most denim fabrics should be washed multiple times in hot water to remove thoroughly the sizing in the fabric. DO NOT use liquid fabric softener or dryer sheet as doing so may prevent the inks from adhering to your fabric properly. If your garment is wrinkled, you may iron the fabric as instructed on the garment label; however, DO NOT use spray starch as that, too, may prevent the ink from adhering to your fabric properly.

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.
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.

Fabrics such as cottons, poly-cotton blends, woven blends, denims, velvets or velour, and home décor textiles can be used as surfaces when using Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter Fabric 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.

For best results, use smooth or low-textured fabrics such as cottons, poly-cotton blends, woven blends, denims, and home décor textiles when decorating with Fabric Creations Soft Fabric Inks. Textured or ribbed fabrics can also be used; however, a portion of the decorated design may be lost within the ribs or over the texture of the fabric surface.

You can learn more about this product by reading the complete Fabric Creations Fantasy Glitter FAQ document.
You can learn more about this product by reading the Fabric Creations Plush FAQ document.

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