What is a fabric marker?
If you are more of a drawer than a painter, then you can use the Derivan Fabric 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 large flat lines and the smaller bullet tip for small consistent lines. The clear caps enable you to see the colour no matter what end you look at. Derivan Fabric markers contain a washable ink that is permanents designed not to fade over time. With 13 transparent colours that dry to a matt finish, you are sure to find the right colour for the job at hand. *This product also needs to be set with an iron after leaving for 48hours.
Derivan Fabric Art. Draw it. Paint it. Wear it.
HOW TO USE FABRIC MARKERS
Before using the markers on your project you will want to wash the fabric first to remove the size this helps with the application of the marker. - If you are drawing on a t-shirt make sure you put a piece of card inside to protect the back of the shirt.
The grain of your fabric is going to affect the way the marker works, with fabric markers, fine grain or smoother fabric is easier to work with. Each type of material is going to react differently to the markers, so it’s a good idea to test the fabric you are using the marker so you can see how absorbents the fabric is.
Fabric painting with a marker is handy especially if you want to use fine lines; Fabric markers are great for colouring in. Use a HB pencil to mark out your design before you start this way you can colour your design in.
Note - if the fabric has a grain to it, you will need to change the angle of marker to work with the grain. Also, be careful not to stop with the marker resting on the fabric as it may bleed if you are hesitating lift the marker up.
Leave your design to dry overnight and heat set after 24 hours.
Create eye-catching wearable works of arts on pillowcases, t-shirts, pencil cases, tote bags if the fabric has been designed for fashion it is also designed for Derivan Fabric markers.
FABRIC MARKER PROJECT
Paints used in fabric printing require heat fixing in order to become washproof. Any type of heat can be used for this purpose. Heat tunnels or ovens may be used, but the most common form of heat fixing is the use of a household iron. The main points to be observed are:
Ensure your design has completely air dried before it is heat fixed.
When heat fixing, apply heat evenly and continu- ously for the required time over the image.
Be sure not to scorch or burn the image or garment by keeping the iron moving constantly. Remove the iron briefly if the garment is getting too hot before continuing.
Use a tea towel or another piece of cotton cloth over the image to iron on. Do not use the iron in direct con- tact with the image.
Heat fix times and temperatures: Please note heat fixing times and temperatures are subject to vary depending on the accuracy of the settings in the appliance to be used. The following is a guide only:
• Cotton, calico, linen, rayon 4-5mins at 140°C -180°C
• Synthetics, nylon, polyester, tetron, acrylic 5-8mins at 115°C -130°C
It is important to remember that valuable projects always warrant a test. Heat fixing tests should always be done on the fabric to determine temperature and time required
to make the image fast (permanent) but without scorch- ing the particular fabric. Test by heat
You’ll need to set the fabric paint with heat. In order for the paint to set permanently into the fabric, it has to be set with heat. Check ahead of time that the fabric you’re using can be treated with heat, since this step ensures that your design will last much longer than without it.
Online orders from Derivan FAQ
when you are buying from Derivan online you can be safe in the knowledge that you are buying from a a second-generation family business who has been proudly making paint here at the Derivan Factory for over 50 years – located in Rhodes, Sydney Australia. We are never out of stock as we make it on site.
Where do we ship to?
Online ordering is only available in Australia at the moment for international orders please contact us @ [email protected]
What payment methods do you accept for online orders?
We accept Visa and MasterCard on our website.
Our sales staff can also process other payment types manually, contact us and we can do your order over the phone.
How can I track my internet order
Our staff will be more than happy to provide you with a tracking number, call us on 02 97362022 or email us with your order number and we will send you your tracking number.
When will my order be dispatched?
For all orders received before noon, your order is dispatched the same day and next day after 12 pm. It is the utmost importance to get your order to you as swiftly as possible.
Is your product Australian Made?
All our paint is made here on-site at the Derivan Factory our customers are often surprised to hear that we manufacture our paint in Australia. Yes, it is proudly Australian made, and you can be confident your online order is factory fresh with quality raw materials.
Specifications for Derivan Fabric Art Marker
|Colour||BLACK or PURPLE or YELLOW or BROWN or RED or BLUE or FLURO ORANGE or FLURO PINK or FLURO YELLOW or GREEN or ORANGE or PINK|