Painting Fabric: Tips for Painting on Fabric

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How to apply paint to your fabric craft project; learn this and more in this free arts and crafts video.

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Welcome to expertvillage.com. I am Angela Sage Larsen. I hope you will visit my website at petalwinkthefairy.com. Now that your piece is all ready to paint and you are inspired and have your design in mind. You are ready to put the paint on the fabric, and you want just enough on your brush, so that it is not dripping off, but you want it moist enough too, so that it is not too dry so that you can get a nice solid color on your fabric. And usually fabric has a bit of a grain to it so you might have to go over it a couple of times and just be little careful with your brush strokes along the edges of your design, so that you can get a nice clean edge. And if your fabric is relatively thin you can put a piece of cardboard or a piece of plastic or something underneath it, so that it will not bleed through to the other side, but it is okay to really saturate the piece because that will just make it that much more permanent and you can continue to mix as it does not quite dry as quickly if you put it on a little bit thicker, you can kind of blend as you go. And because you are using acrylic paints, you just clean your brush off with water and that means if you are not using your brush or you are changing brushes you just want to keep it in water, so that it will not dry out. Now this is where these outliner paints come in real handy, you can just go straight from the tube, and I would like to use it to outline the design, but I paint it with the brush.

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