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How To Choose a Good Fabric Paint

Watch more Great Craft Ideas videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to choose a good fabric paint with this tutorial. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Consider fabric Consider the fabric you'll be working with. Create or buy a swatch book with different textiles in a variety of weights and colors to see how they look with various paints. Tip Beginners should start with 100 percent cotton fabric with a high thread count. Step 2: Use textile paint Use textile paint, which is made specifically for fabric painting. If the color you want is unavailable, make your own by mixing textile medium, available at craft stores, with acrylic or all-purpose paint. Step 3: Consider tubes Consider fabric paint tubes. The color is squeezed directly onto the fabric, meaning you won't need a brush. They come in a wide range of colors and finishes, like metallic and glitter, and you can create raised designs. Tip Fabric paint tubes are easy to apply and great for children. Step 4: Try pens Try easy-to-use fabric pens. They're available in many colors but sometimes require a bit of shaking to get the color flowing. Step 5: Use pots Use pots or bottles of fabric paint, applied with a brush, if you have good brush control or want a free-form design. Have a variety of brush sizes handy. Step 6: Mix and match Mix and match various paints, colors, and application methods to come up with your own unique design. Did You Know? The word batik, a method of hand-printing textiles using wax, is Indonesian in origin.
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