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Fabric Painting Your Vivid Handmade Birthday Cards

     To be successful in fabric-painting for your handmade birthday cards, it is necessary that you commence by getting the necessary tools to complete the activity.

Equipment required

Fabric Paint - Is able to be used straight from the container it is in. Solid colors are usually best for painting onto dark or bright colors, while applying paint to light fabrics, transparent colours are supposed to be used, which can then be added to, any colored, blank birthday cards that go well with the fabric preferred. Colors can be mixed throughout ranges. to achieve outstanding effects to your handmade UK formed birthday cards, make use of the sparkle colors or volume as a way to inflate the heat.

Fabric Marker Pens - Are able to be used directly on to fabric, providing an effect very different to paints, which is thicker and a bit more intense.
Paint brush - Brushes, rollers or rubber stamps are able to be used in order to apply fabric paint.
Fabric or fabric piece
Blank Cards


There are various approaches for painting on textile. Some are more prevalent than others, we discuss them below.

3D painting on material - Select your paint color, position a sheet of card between the material layers to prevent it leaking through and administer paint directly from the tube using it like a pen. Leave it to dry for roughly twelve hours, next, iron onto the reverse of the fabric for nearly five minutes on a cotton set. The paint is free of acid and therefore any birthday cards will be suitable for children.

By means of Light - Soleil kits make it possible for us to employ light for printing onto material, they are straightforward to use and provide spectacular results. To begin with, you have got to moisten the material, then use the foam brush to administer the colors. Place shapes over the fabric for instance leaves, plastic shapes, peel offs, coin, netting etc. Prior to embellishing the finished fabric to your birthday cards, give light exposure to the painted fabric and the paint will be permanent. The stronger the source of light and the hotter the environment, the more intense the image.

Added practices:

Lightener can be mixed with the paint colour to acquire lighter shades without weakening the colours. Alternatively, Mixing thickener should make the color simpler to use for stencilling or screen-printing.

Colourless-masking is usually used for clothes, it can be used to cover segments of the textile to protect the natural appearance of the material. Cleaning the fabric will discard the masking immediately.

Fabric glue can be adopted to attach your painted fabrics to the birthday cards surface. Expandable paints are used to design patterns in relief, apply to the fabric and then paint over the top when dry, or blend with the colours for pastel shades. When the expandable paint dries, you need to iron on the back or make use of a hairdryer for it to enlarge. Gold glitter touches are especially common for luxurious UK style birthday cards. These will act like a glitter-varnish on fabric, apply with a large brush by means of smooth, broad strokes.

Fixing and washing - When the fabric is dry (after about 1 hour), iron on the reverse using a hot iron on a cotton setting for 5 mins or place in a pre-heated oven at a hundred and fifty degrees C for five mins. Once fixed, the finished fabric can be dry cleaned, hand or machine washed. The textile is now complete and ready to be embellished against your wonderful handmade UK birthday cards.

Soon you will be able to get hold of delightful fabricated handmade UK birthday cards at

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