All of our Fabric Paints can be used On Cotton, Rayon, Hemp, Linen, or any other cellulose fiber, as well as most other fabrics as well. They basically differ in consistency and opacity as well as color choices. Most have to be heat set according to direction to avoid fading or rubbing off. Consistency determines use to a point, and in general, the thinner the paint, the less feel or "hand" it leaves on the fabric. This is not always true, however, as Versatex Printing ink when screened leaves almost no hand. The more transparent paints leave less hand and opaque or metallics have a little more hand.
Pros:Our best screen printing ink. Greatly extended open time gives you flexibility to work with more colors and bigger runs without the ink drying in the screens. Comes in "process" colors. Water cleanup. Sticks to almost any surface. Great for Linoleum block printing.
Pro's: It's a somewhat stretchy dimensional fabric paint that can be used on any fabric including Lycra®, nylon and hosiery, comes in lots of tones including glitter, and a line of Puff colors for the 3-D effect. Non-toxic. Glue based so sticks to almost any surface. Kids love it! Con's: Leaves a bit more texture on the fabric.
Pro's: It's a glue based dimensional fabric paint that can be used on any fabric and almost any other surface! Comes in gorgeous metallic colors and gives a 3-D effect. Can be used as a beautiful, classy embellishment in its own right, or as a decorative glue. Con's: Leaves a bit more texture on the fabric.
Pros: The softest hand, or feel, on fabric of all our opaque/metallic fabric paints. Requires no heat setting, and still holds up to washing very well. Colors are very opaque, provide good coverage. Non-toxic. Cons: Not available in larger sizes.
Pros: Versatile, thin flowable paint for silk painting and many other uses on most fabrics, even untreated leather. Easy to use, non-toxic, very economical, comes in various sizes, great for teachers Cons: We couldn't think of any!
Pros: Bright colors! Easy to use, water-based, non-toxic thin paint that can be an alternative for dye, heliographic (can be used full strength for sun painting) Cons: Not available in larger sizes (250ml max)
It's a concentrated (so economical after dilution) pigment system that feels like dye instead of paint, is easy to use for
all kinds of techniques, is concentrated, non-toxic and works on most synthetics as well as natural fibers Cons:
Limited color selection, colors fade with washing the first time (typical of "dyeing" with pigments) - you have to like the unique "stonewashed" look
Pros: Glows well in the dark after exposure to light, sticks to lots of surfaces, water cleanup, non-toxic Cons: Limited color selection, small sizes, very thin and transparent, so doesn't look like much in the daytime.