A Guide To Fabric Painting Techniques

A Guide To Fabric Painting Techniques

Different fabric painting techniques are made possible by different types of paints and this video guides you through that.

Hello, my name's Kevin Shenton. I'm the UK manager of Marabu Creative. We've managed to put together a range of videos showing all aspects of fabric, textile painting along with glass painting and porcelain painting.

I'm going to give you a brief guide to the materials involved in doing textile painting. Marabu have a range of textile paints starting here with our standard textile available in the 50 ml jar up to 30 colours, all water-based products and basically these 50 ml jars retail for about 2 pounds each. You can also get the six of these textile paints within a set which retail for around 12 pounds.

That includes stencils and ideas with inside the pack as well as a Marabu paintbrush. Tips on how to use these are available on marabu dot co dot uk. Now, we also do in the same range, if you're working on lighter fabrics, this is the better material which is standard textile.

But if you're working on darker fabrics, a bit like this wine bottle cover or baby t-shirt, you really want to work with textile painter plus because it's designed as more opaque and it's designed to work on darker fabrics, again available in 50 ml jar and 50 ml around 2 pounds and 50 ml around 4 pounds. Now, generally, that covers the paints that we have available in the textile range. They're all supported by stencils and if you're wanting to work with stencils, that's ideal.

We also complement those with a range of quite robust brushes that work for stencilling techniques and also for painting techniques. And the other materials we use are outliners. Now, these tubes literally work a bit like a pen so if I quickly demonstrate here on the metallic, the glitter or the 3D, you basically outline around the effect.

So, I've just quickly demonstrated there. What I've done earlier is all these sets of gold just there. Well, that‘s the fun line of glitter and you're just outlining around the effect.

These are again permanent, suitable not only for textiles but will work on almost any substrate. And we do textile glitter, we do a 3D which is three dimensional so it pops up as a large effect, and we do a metallic which gives a range of a metallic and a sheen to all of them. I give you a brief guide to the materials you use within textile painting.

All of those and more information are available from marabu dot co dot uk and again, hints and tips on how to use those products are also available for free from that website. .