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Acrylic paint on fabric – some experiments

While I was writing my article for Quiltwow on using acrylic paint on fabric, I decided to do a few tests to see which sorts of acrylic paint worked best and also to see how much wash out there was if I used them on poly cotton.

I used Golden thick bodied acrylic, Golden fluid acrylics and some Daler Rowney FW acrylic inks that I had.  I painted each one on some thick cotton duck (canvas), some fairly coarse cotton fabric and some not all that thick polycotton.   I painted two of each and washed one of the pair to see how much washout there was.

Here are the results.  The ones on the left of each photo are the washed versions and the ones on the right, the unwashed.

Heavy acrylic paint on the canvas:

acrylic paint on fabric experiment

Heavy acrylic paint on the cotton fabric:

heavy acrylic paint on cotton

Heavy acrylic on polycotton:

acrylic ink on poly cotton

Acrylic ink on canvas:

acrylic ink on canvas

Acrylic ink on cotton:

acrylic ink on cotton

Acrylic ink on poly cotton:

acrylic ink on poly cotton

Fluid acrylic on canvas:

fluid acrylic on canvas

Fluid acrylic on cotton:

fluid acrylic on cotton

And finally, fluid acrylic on poly cotton:

fluid acrylic on poly cotton

This experiment wasn’t at all scientific but it was interesting to me, especially to find that acrylics seem to be fine to use on poly cotton (next time I’ll have a go with 100% polyester) and the fluid acrylics are best of all for painting on fabric, predictably because they contain less binder and more pigment. 

The little sample book, by the way, is another that I made with the Bind it All.

Fabric Bundles and Print Gocco machines still for sale!

This is just a quick reminder that I still have about 8 fabric bundles for sale… and as a way of clearing some space in my studio the next person in the UK to buy some can have 3 bundles for the price of 2! Just pay with the Paypal buttons for two and email me to let me know which other one you want and I’ll mark them as sold. I’ll post on here when they’ve gone. You can find them here. This offer will expire at midnight on Wednesday 3rd June.

Red fabric bundle

And I also have a number of Print Gocco machines for sale – I haven’t got any B6 machines but I have several PG10s and PG10 Supers. They are on my Print Gocco machines page.

If you haven’t the foggiest what I’m talking about, there’s a page of links about the Print Gocco here.

Print Gocco PG10 Super for sale

This is a card I printed with it. I really must get it out and print some more… they really are addictive once you get going!

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Silk fibres and other stuff….

I found some undyed silk cocoons, silk rods, throwsters waste and silk noil fibres yesterday. I’ll put them into the packages of the next two people who order fabric goody bags here on my blog.

silk fibres

I’ve also got two bags of metallic non fusible angelina that you are supposed to put in between the fusible angelina to add glitz. If you want them, let me know and I’ll add those to one of the parcels as well.

So that this blog won’t get boring I’ve made a blog page with all the fabric bundles I’ve got for sale – there is a link to it just underneath the blog banner. I have now put photos of all the bundles with Paypal buttons underneath each of them, and eventually I’ll add them to my Etsy shop as well.

Red and yellow fabric bundles

Here’s a pic of the yellow/orange fabric bundle:

orange/yellow fabric bundle

And in its bag:

yellow/orange fabric bundle

SOLD

And one of the red ones (the other is in the post before I went away).

red fabric bundle

And in its bag:

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And this one has reds and purples:

reds and purples fabric bundle

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