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From: Debzy
Date: 09-09-2003, 09:28 AM (1 of 3)
hi all!
just wanted to pick your brains. i've seen some very funky skirts around lately, just plain a-line knee length styles, but they have very striking designs printed onto them, mainly silhouette-style faces.
they're not really expensive to buy but i quite fancy making my own.
so i'm going to make it out of cotton (probably drill) but i wasn't sure what to use to paint onto it with. a friend has suggested using acrylic paints but i'm not sure how that would wash. and i'm not sure if fabric paints are thick enough.
if anyone's got any experince they can share that would be a big help!
User: Debzy
Member since: 06-02-2003
Total posts: 71
From: Sherri
Date: 09-09-2003, 09:40 AM (2 of 3)
You can get a fabric additive for acrilyic paints. That is what I use.

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User: Sherri
Member since: 02-07-2001
Total posts: 357
From: Dede
Date: 09-10-2003, 08:00 AM (3 of 3)
You have to make sure your design is set before washing the finished product and you'll be just fine. You can put it in the drier or iron it (with cloth on top) and that should do the trick.
User: Dede
Member since: 03-23-2001
Total posts: 469
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