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FABRIC ART PAINT
The range also includes 3 fluorescent colours that become luminous under UV light and look great on both light and dark fabrics. If you are more of a drawer than a painter then you can use the Fabric Art Markers to create hand-drawn designs. This unique double-ended marker has a chisel and bullet for maximum versatility. Use the chisel tip to create larger flat lines and the smaller bullet tip for smaller consistent lines. The clear caps enable you see the colour no matter what end you look at.
When creating a fabric art, a good tip is to draw a design on fabric lightly with a HB pencil, then use the brush to apply the paint to the desired areas. When you wash the fabric after heat-setting, the pencil marks will wash away leaving your design behind. If you are painting a t-shirt, we recommend that you place a thick piece of cardboard inside the t-shirt to ensure that the paint doesn’t seep through to the back. Stretching the t-shirt tautly over the cardboard with pegs will also help prevent the fabric from moving while you create your art!
Derivan Fabric Art Paint washes up in water (before it is heat set) but has excellent rub resistance and lightfastness once heat set. Heat fixing times and temperatures vary, however, a guide is as follows:
Cotton, calico, linen, rayon - 4-5 mins at 140ºC - 180ºC
Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic - 5-8 mins at 115ºC - 130ºC
Wash all utensils, brushes and hands with soap and water to clean up. Important projects warrant testing to determine maximum temperature to make image fast and avoid scorching. Test by heat fixing a test strip and washing in heavy duty cycle.
Derivan FabricArt is the newest way to make your mark. These three products have been designed for you to customise and create unique designs on most fabrics. All you need is Derivan FabricArt and some creative spirit to transform fabric items such as t-shirts, canvas shoes and pillowcases into unique and wearable statements.
The first product in the range is the Derivan FabricArt Paint. This safe, non-toxic water based paint is the first step in creating larger areas of colour on any fabric. All you do is apply with a brush, allow to dry for 48 hours, then heat set with an iron to ensure that it will remain colourfast when washed. All colours can be mixed to create a spectrum of shades only limited by your imagination. The range also includes 3 fluorescent colours that become luminous under UV light and look great on both light and dark fabrics.