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Setacolor Light Fabrics Discontinued Colors

USE FOR: Heliographic (Sun) Painting, Hand painting, The Serti Technique, Faux Tie-dye, Batik, Spray Bottle Effects

USE ON: All Natural and most Synthetic Fabrics

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The colors listed below are discontinued by Pebeo. Get them at a great low price while our supplies last. To view our current Setacolor Light Fabric (Transparent) line with exciting new colors click here.

Setacolor of France has had a makeover! Working with famous designers. They have discontinued some colors, added nine Glitter colors and one Light Fabric color. Setacolor has new packaging, new labels, new color numbers, the works!

The Light Fabrics (Transparent) colors allow underlying colors to show through. Use on white or light colored fabrics. When thinned further with water, they are great for the Serti Technique on silk, hassle free tie-dye, spray bottle effects, batik, splatter techniques, and sun painting (also known as Heliographic art). Select colors now available in Liters! Super soft as paints go, with very little feel on the fabric.

What better fun than to take a bunch of kids and shirts (or bandanas, scarves, whatever), spray or sponge this paint (diluted) on, and while wet, lay on some shapes (ferns, leaves, lace, etc.) in the summer sun and watch the magic happen. Adults will like the results so well they will want to do their own so make sure you have enough paint.

This is also one of our best selling fabric paints for hand painting – one of the softest, with concentrated vibrant yet translucent color on white and light colored fabrics. We also have a kit and a starter set for those of you who want to give it a try. For these, just scroll below the main order form.

Made in: Made in: FRANCE (FR)

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45 ml. (1.5 oz.) $6.10 $3.50
250 ml. (9 oz.) $19.50 $10.99

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20 Red Ochre
45 ml. (1.5 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out. Discontinued.
22 Bengale Pink
250 ml. (9 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out. Discontinued.
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The Light Fabric (Transparent) colors allow underlying colors to show through. They work especially well on white or light colored fabrics. They are thinner than a lot of fabric paints, but not as thin as so called "silk paints". You can hand paint with them even on the finest of fabrics as they are one of the softest paints we carry (have very little "hand"). When thinned further with water, these are great for the Serti Technique on silk, tie-dye, spray bottle effects, batik, splatter techniques, and sun-painting (heliographic art). The fluorescent colors have the added benefit of glowing under blacklight - great for "scarf dancing"!

The other type of Setacolor, the Dark Fabric Colors (Opaque) cover underlying colors completely, and are use-for-anything-on-anything-in-any-way-you-want fabric paints. Beautiful and versatile.

Setacolor Light Fabric colors are the paint of choice for Heliographic fabric art - yes, SUN ART. Lay your fabric down outside and sponge on diluted Light Fabric Setacolor in whatever color patterns you like. Then lay feathers, lace, netting, leaves, precut cardboard, flowers or anything on the fabric and let the sun do the rest. The objects you put on the fabric will leave their impressions. Check out our Sun Painting Start Page for details on sun painting.

Setacolor can also be used for silk screening or stenciling when thickened with 2% to 5% thickener. Check out the Setacolor Silk Screen Stencils here.

Drying: Air dry for at least 1 hour before heat fixing.
Fixing: Three possibilities : with an iron (cotton position), for 5 minutes, on the reverse side of the fabric; in the oven, for ~10 minutes at 300°F (150°C) (stabilized temperature) or 25 min at 250°F, or curing for several days after mixing in our No Heat Fixative.
Caring: after fixing, the colors resist machine washing at 40°C (100°F) and dry cleaning.


  • Lightening Medium is used to lighten Setacolor Flowable Fabric Paints without making them thinner.
  • Thickener is used to to thicken Setacolor Flowable Fabric Paints.
  • Expandable "Puff" Medium gives you a puffy, raised effect with Setacolor Flowable Fabric Paints.
  • Finishing Gold & Silver is used to add a beautiful layer of shimmering, glittering gold or silver to the underlying color.
  • "No Heat" Fixative makes your paints lightfast and washfast without heat setting. (for handpainting. Traditional heat setting better when sunpainting.)
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I have used these b4 &they are amazing paints
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