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Shiva Paintstiks

USE FOR: Embellishing, iridescent accents, fabric rubbings, stenciling, stamping, use instead of paint.

USE ON: Most Fabrics, canvas, paper, wood, plastic, even metal.

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With these beautiful, opaque iridescent and new matte Shiva Paintstiks both beginners and seasoned fiber artists can transform ordinary fabrics into unique works of art! Scroll below for instructions, also a great book and a DVD to learn how to use them!

Please note that several of the Matte Paintstiks are more expensive to manufacture so may have a different price than the majority of other Matte colors. Appropriate prices appear to the side of each color.

All colors of Shiva Professional Grade Artist's Paintstiks are AP non-toxic, with the exception of Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Scarlet, Cadmium Yellow, and Cobalt Blue, which bear the ACMI Caution Label. Those particular colors are not intended for use by or for products for children 12 and under.

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Stock # Details List Price 1-9 10+
#SIP
Iridescent Paintstiks $9.95 $6.19 $5.74
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Matte Paintstiks $6.50 $4.95 $4.55

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10 Iridescent Lime
$6.19 $5.74
11 Iridescent Grape
$6.19 $5.74
12 Iridescent Watermelon
$6.19 $5.74
13 Iridescent Jade
$6.19 $5.74
14 Iridescent Sapphire
$6.19 $5.74
15 Iridescent Magenta
$6.19 $5.74
16 Iridescent Pearl White
$6.19 $5.74
17 Iridescent Blender
$6.19 $5.74
18 Iridescent Charcoal
$6.19 $5.74
19 Iridescent Silver
$6.19 $5.74
20 Iridescent Red
$6.19 $5.74
21 Iridescent Pink
$6.19 $5.74
22 Iridescent Gold
$6.19 $5.74
23 Iridescent Orange
$6.19 $5.74
24 Iridescent Dark Blue
$6.19 $5.74
25 Iridescent Turquoise
$6.19 $5.74
26 Iridescent Purple
$6.19 $5.74
27 Iridescent Green
$6.19 $5.74
28 Iridescent Leaf Green
$6.19 $5.74
29 Iridescent Brown
$6.19 $5.74
30 Iridescent Copper
$6.19 $5.74
31 Iridescent Light Gold
$6.19 $5.74
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200 Colorless Blender
$4.95 $4.55
201 Titanium White
$4.95 $4.55
202 Antique White
$4.95 $4.55
203 Ivory Black
$4.95 $4.55
204 Payne's Gray
$4.95 $4.55
205 Pewter Gray
$4.95 $4.55
206 Mudstone
$4.95 $4.55
207 Sandstone
$4.95 $4.55
208 Alzarin Crimson
$4.95 $4.55
209 Cadmium Red Deep
$10.95 $9.95
210 Cadmium Red Scarlet
$10.95 $9.95
211 Napthol Red
$4.95 $4.55
212 Barn Red
$4.95 $4.55
213 Dusty Rose
$4.95 $4.55
214 Medium Pink
$4.95 $4.55
215 Tompte Red
$4.95 $4.55
216 Yellow Ochre
$4.95 $4.55
217 Peach
$4.95 $4.55
218 Cadmium Yellow
$7.95 $7.39
219 Azo Yellow
$4.95 $4.55
220 Cadmium Orange
$10.95 $9.95
221 Yellow Citron
$4.95 $4.55
222 Azo Orange
$4.95 $4.55
223 Navy Blue
$4.95 $4.55
224 Teal Blue
$4.95 $4.55
225 Turquoise
$4.95 $4.55
226 Pthalo Blue
$4.95 $4.55
227 Colbalt Blue
$10.95 $9.95
228 Prussian Blue
$4.95 $4.55
229 Ultramarine Blue
$4.95 $4.55
230 Slate Blue
$4.95 $4.55
231 Wedgewood Blue
$4.95 $4.55
232 Ice Blue
$4.95 $4.55
233 Dioxazine Purple
$7.95 $7.39
234 Mauve
$4.95 $4.55
235 Grape
$4.95 $4.55
236 Purple Sage
$4.95 $4.55
237 Light Green
$4.95 $4.55
238 Pthalo Green
$4.95 $4.55
239 Olive Green
$4.95 $4.55
240 Sap Green
$4.95 $4.55
241 Veridian Green
$7.95 $7.39
242 Chrome Oxide Green
$7.95 $7.39
243 Celadon Green
$4.95 $4.55
244 Meadow Green
$4.95 $4.55
245 Burnt Sienna
$4.95 $4.55
246 Burnt Umber
$4.95 $4.55
247 Raw Umber
$4.95 $4.55
248 Chocolate
$4.95 $4.55
249 Beige
$4.95 $4.55
250 Asphaltum
$4.95 $4.55
251 Old Sap Green
$4.95 $4.55
255 Marsh Green
$4.95 $4.55
256 Periwinkle
$4.95 $4.55
257 Fuchsia
$4.95 $4.55

We had so many requests for these, we had to try them. Once you do, you'll be addicted to the incredible possibilities for creating your own complex cloth creations. The Paintstiks are real oil paint in a solid stick form. Quality pigments are mixed with special drying refined linseed oils in a highly refined wax base, and they can be used on a wide variety of surfaces like wood, metal and paper, and almost any type of fabric including natural or synthetics, leather or suede. Colors can be spread or blended with a knife, brush, or Colorless Blender. The colors are completely compatible and can be blended with each other. Use turpentine to thin. The Paintstik are "self-sealing" — just peel off the outer film before each use. Allow to dry (3-5 days), then iron to set the paint and make it wash fast on fabric. Also available are these incredible "rubbing plates" that allow you to create designs easily and quickly on fabric. It's a great way to add all-over design to a simple dyed silk scarf or low immersion dyed cotton fabric. You can also use them with stencils or rubber stamps or masking. The colors can be easily blended also. We have a great book, and/or DVD, shown above, for learning about many of the possibilities.

All colors of Shiva Professional Grade Artist's Paintstiks are AP non-toxic, with the exception of Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Scarlet, Cadmium Yellow, and Cobalt Blue, which bear the ACMI Caution Label. Those particular colors are not intended for use by or for products for children 12 and under.

"How-To" for Fabrics:
If using commercial fabrics or clothing prewash and press prior to application. When using your own hand-dyes it is best to use the paintsticks as a final layer. If you do overdye, the soda ash breaks down the paint and it washes off. It also helps to tape or pin down the fabric to give better control when applying the paintstick.
There is a thin skin that seals the surface of the paint that has to be removed by rubbing it off or peeling with a knife. Apply paint in the desired method (rubbing plates, stencil brushes, rubbing, or direct drawing). Allow to dry thoroughly, generally 3-5 days on fabric. Iron on the appropriate temperature setting for the fabric for 10-15 seconds per area until all of the design has been heat set. Use a press cloth or paper to protect iron and ironing board. Wash gently in cool to warm water to remove any residue.
Do not dry clean.
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Shiva Paintstik Sets
  • The IR Primary Set of 6 contains: Red, Orange, Light Gold, Green, Blue, and Brown.
  • The IR Fashion Set of 6 contains: Pink, Purple, Turqoise, Pearl White, charcoal, and Leaf Green.
  • The IR Set of 12 contains: Pearl White, Charcoal, Silver, Gold, Copper, Red, Pink, Orange, Green, Turquoise, Blue, and Purple.
  • The Starter Pack contains: 6 iridescent colors: Red, Orange, Light Gold, Green, Blue, Brown, a set of 6 Shiva Paintstik Rubbing Plates (#SPRP - RP4 - Optic Art), and the book "Paintsticks on Fabric" (#BPOF).
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SPS
 IR Primary Set of 6
$53.95
$34.95
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 IR Fashion Set of 6
$53.95
$34.95
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 IR Tropical Set of 6
$53.95
$34.95
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 IR Set of 12
$89.95
$65.69
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 Starter Pack
$71.95
$55.95
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 Rubbing Plate Sampler
$75.95
$65.55
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 Stenciling Sampler
$77.95
$66.25
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Shiva Paintstik Rubbing Plates - pack of 6

These Rubbing Plates make it easy to create fantastic patterns with your Shiva Paintstiks.
Four different Plate design sets, each with 6 unique patterns.

Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SPRP
 RP1 - Triangles
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP2 - Curves
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP3 - Leaves
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP4 - Optic Art
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP5 - Garden Flowers
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP6 - Floral Fantasy
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP7 - Happy Holidays
$12.95
$8.95
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 RP8 - Doodles
$12.95
$8.95
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Shiva Paintstik Stencils

Sets of two stencils with one block-size image and a variety of other sizes to choose from. Most sets contain a border element.

Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price 1-4 5+
#SPSS
701 Birch Leaves
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$10.95
$8.95
$7.95
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702 Ginkgo Leaves
$10.95
$8.95
$7.95
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703 Oak Leaves
$10.95
$8.95
$7.95
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706 Snowflakes
$10.95
$8.95
$7.95
#SPSS
707 Safari
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
#SPSS
708 Scroll
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
#SPSS
709 Fractured-X
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
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710 Wavy Squares
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
#SPSS
712 Wreath
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
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713 Celebrate
$10.95
$8.95
$7.95
#SPSS
714 Bubbles
$9.95
$8.05
$7.30
#SPSS
716 Split Leaf
$9.95
$8.95
$7.95
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Paintstik Inspirations DVD

In this DVD Laura Murray, an experienced user that has taught thousands of others the 'tricks of the trade', covers many of the techniques and uses of Shiva Paintstiks.

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  1 disc - 73 minutes
$29.95
$26.95
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Paintstiks on Fabric

If you're new to working with Shiva Paintstiks this book is a MUST HAVE. Covers preparation, clean up, how to use them on fabrics for great designs and make them permanent and washable. The methods include direct application, color blending, rubbings, masking, direct application with stencils and stencil brushes, making freezer paper stencils, and paint applique for quilts.

Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#BPOF
  Soft Cover, 32 pages.
$16.95
$15.25
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PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
2/7/2008
5
Paintstiks on Fabric is a great starter book. Lots of photos and ideas. Very economical if purchased with the starter kit.
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5/16/2008
5
easy to use versatile paint in solid form with really bright color but be careful might smell
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11 of 11 users found this review helpful.
1/3/2009
4
I had such a good experience with my first Paintstiks project that I wanted more colors. I like the way the colors layer. I would recommend against using Paintstiks on fabric with nap - I was working on brushed denim and had some problems with pilling.
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10 of 10 users found this review helpful.
4/26/2009
4
I'm new to paint sticks...just learning how to handle them and what they can do. They are THE answer sometimes for a small area where the dye didn't do what I wanted the first time. They can salvage an error in judgment. The only down side is it takes 4-5 days for the paint to dry and the smell to go away so I can complete the project. Patience is one of those things I strive for.
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MOST RECENT REVIEWS
6/8/2013
5
I got probably around 20 of these paintsticks and I love them. I wanted to use them with stencils. I like it because of the metallic gleam they have to some of them looks so much better than airbrushing JOYAfter using them I can tell that they will last a while. Be careful when first removing the layer of film over them. I pressed too hard on my silver stick and took the top off completely...whoops. I use it on jersey fabric and I read somewhere before i got them that it was hard to use them and get crisp lines on jersey but i have had NO problem so far. Spray some spray and bond onto your stencil and you will be ready to go in no time! Seriously though. I love these. I make patchwork clothing and it is SEW easy to add details to a outfit with this instead of spending hours appliqueing. Overall I love this product. I love dharma. This works great for what I needed it too and so far I have no complaints. Just people wondering what is that metallic stuff i had bonded to the fabric )
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
6/16/2011
5
Excellent product!
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0 of 1 users found this review helpful.
5/26/2011
5
Love the colors. Ordered them all and will be reordering the earthy tones and greens soon. Smooth as silk.
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
5/5/2011
5
Just my favorite paintsticks
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4/5/2011
5
Fabric remains soft with beautiful color. There is a learning curve.
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
3/28/2011
3
just briefly tried them will use in conjunction with sunpainting but need that hot sun first...
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0 of 4 users found this review helpful.
3/10/2011
5
the mind boggles at all the possible projects
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1 of 4 users found this review helpful.
3/2/2011
5
My students loved painting on silk and embellishing with the paint sticks and texture plates.
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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