The Opaque Colors
cover underlying colors and are use-for-anything-on-anything-in-any-way-you-want fabric paints. Beautiful and versatile. Truly opaque to give great coverage on dark fabrics. Work well on denim too. The metallics are gorgeous! One of the softest (not plastic feeling) opaque/metallic paints we have tried. Hand paint with them, print with our beautiful copper tjaps, stencil, silk screen, block print or any other technique where you need a medium consistency opaque fabric paint. The metallics are wonderful for hi-lights on your dyed silks. Great as the final touch with some "complex cloth" techniques. Unlike heavier opaque paints, these sink into the fabric more and don't peel off when washed.
The other type of Setacolor, the Transparent Colors
allow underlying colors to show through. These are thinner and great for the Serti Technique on silk, tie-dye, spray bottle effects, batik, splatter techniques, and sun-painting (heliographic art).
Setacolor can also be used as silk screening silk when thickened with 2% to 5% thickener.
Air dry for at least 1 hour before heat fixing.
Three possibilities : with an iron (cotton position), for 5 minutes, on the reverse side of the fabric; in the oven, for 5 minutes at 300°F (300°C) (stabilized temperature), or curing for several days after mixing in our No Heat Fixative.
after fixing, the colors resist machine washing at 40°C (100°F) and dry cleaning.