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Marbled Arts presents:
Fun with Paintstiks & Stencil on Fabric
Basic Supplies – Fabric                                            Paintstiks
Painters Tape                              Brushes (Paintstik & Stencil)
Freezer Paper                              Stencils
Parchment Paper                       Cirta-Solv
Paper Towels                              Sharp Knife
Handy Wipes

Misc. Supplies – Not necessary, but sure make life more fun.
Grip-N-Grip                            Permanently Repositionable Spray

  • Preparation
    Pre-wash fabric using non-detergent soap (Synthrapol)
    Cover work area
    Wear old clothes

Remove skin from end of Paintstik using sharp knife
Rub Paintstik onto palette surface (Parchment Paper)
Load paint onto Brush
Apply paint color using gentle circular motion

  • Stencils
    Simple Stencils – Painters Tape, Freezer paper
    Per-Cut Stencils – Use entire stencil or mask off just part of the stencil
  • Different Looks
    Single Colors
    Multiple Colors – Start with lightest color first
    Solid, Transparent or Color Wash
  • Primers – Titanium White and Beige
  • Clean Up – Brush as much excess paint onto paper towel.  Soak in paint thinner or Cirta-Solv.  Then wash brushes by hand with soap and cool water.
  • Heat Setting –

Allow the painted fabric to dry for 3-5 days, and then heat-set to make the colors permanent.  Set your iron to the proper setting for the fabric. Place a piece Parchment Paper on your ironing surface, put the fabric paint-side down on the parchment Paper and press for 10-15 seconds in each spot.

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