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Setacolor Light Fabrics, Fluorescent & Glitter 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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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!

To view the discontinued Setacolor Transparent colors at a great low price click here.

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. Use any of the Transparent or Fluorescent colors for Sun Painting.

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)

Stock # Details List Price 1-9 10+
#SETT45
45 ml. (1.5 oz.) $6.10 $4.36 $3.99
#SETT250
250 ml. (9 oz.) $19.50 $13.99 $12.89
#SETTLT
1000 ml. (34 oz.) $61.20 $40.89 $37.74

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TransparentsNameSizesQuant
04 Lawn Green**
11 Cobalt Blue (Primary)
12 Ultramarine
1000ml (34 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out.
13 Buttercup
14 Velvet Brown
17 Lemon Yellow (Primary)
19 Black Lake
23 Oriental Red
24 Cardinal Red (Primary)
27 Light Green
250 ml. (9 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out.
28 Moss Green
1000ml (34 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out.
29 Parma Violet
30 Turquoise
49 Fuchsia
101 Vivid Orange
FluorescentsNameSizesQuant
31 Fluo. Yellow**
32 Fluo. Orange**
45 ml. (1.5 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out.
33 Fluo. Pink**
34 Fluo. Green**
35 Fluo. Blue**
GlitterNameSizesQuant
201 Aquamarine**
202 Emerald*
203 Ruby*
204 Diamond
205 Onyx
206 Turquoise**
207 Tourmaline**
208 Gold
209 Silver
*These colors NOT available in or 1000 ml.
**These colors NOT available in 250 ml. 1000 ml.

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.

OTHER STUFF:

  • 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.)

To view the discontinued Setacolor Transparent colors at a great low price click here.

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Hand-Paint Your Own Silk Ribbon
Imagine how beautiful your next ribbon project would look if you hand painted the silk ribbon yourself? It is so easy and fun and fast to do.
Project Hand-Stamped Silk Necktie
Detailed instructions on how to personalize a quality Silk Tie for that special someone in your life. Great for all ages!
Scrunch Painted Silk Gift Bags
These gift bags are nice enough but you can make them even nicer using this tutorial.
Sun Painting 101 - A Tutorial
A great and easy craft for kids, groups, and events! Learn how to sun paint now!
Setacolor Silk Screen Stencils
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price 1-4 5+
#SETSPS
 601 Table Decoration
$20.75
$15.68
$12.99
#SETSPS
 602 Lace
$20.75
$15.68
$12.99
#SETSPS
 603 Arabesque
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 604 Scooter
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 605 Garden
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 606 Trainer Sneaker
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 607 Ribbons
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 608 Vintage
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 609 Couture
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
#SETSPS
 610 Doll
$11.95
$9.09
$8.25
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Setacolor Pearl Medium 45ml.
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#SETP45
 
$6.10
$4.79
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Setacolor Transparent Starter Set

Give these fantastic soft fabric paints from France a try (or as a gift!), and enjoy even more savings with this Starter Set.

Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SETTSS
  10 Color Starter Set
$52.75
$33.89
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noimage Mix with Setacolor Fabric Paints to lighten them without making them more fluid. Can also be thinned with water.
3.7 oz. (110 ml) bottle and a new size of 1.5 oz (45ml)
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SETC45
 45 ml (1.5 oz)
New size!!!
$6.10
$4.79
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Use this to thicken Setacolor Flowable Fabric Paints.

Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SETTH45
 45 ml (1.5 oz)
New size!!!!!
$6.10
$4.79
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noimage Gives you a puffy, raised effect with Setacolor Soleil fabric paints. Apply to fabric, paper etc. Let dry, then color with Setacolor. After 30 minutes of drying time, expand by ironing on the reverse side or by using a hair dryer or Heat Gun. Resistant to washing after fixing.
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SETPM45
 45 ml (1.5oz)
New size!!!!
$6.10
$4.79
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noimage If you don't want to heat set your fabric paints then instead add a small amount (1-3%) of this fixative to your paint. Apply as usual and let sit for 5 days. Wash out excess paint as usual. Done!
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#VFIX4
  4 oz.
$7.99
$7.19
#VFIX16
  16 oz.
$17.99
$16.99
#VFIXGAL
  Gallon
$119.00
$111.99
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Setacolor Shimmer Starter Set 10 wonderful Shimmer colors for an amazing price! Fall in love with them as countless others have done.
Stock# Product Details Quantity List Price Dharma Price
#SETSSS
  Shimmer Starter Set
$52.00
$33.89
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PRODUCT REVIEWS
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MOST HELPFUL REVIEWS
4/2/2008
5
I love to use this paint on my silk organza....just wet the silk scrunch it dab it with diluted paint set it in the sun to dry and when you unscrunch it and iron it you have the most beautiful textures on it. Works great on the silk ribbon this way too.
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15 of 16 users found this review helpful.
4/10/2008
4
Very good product I tried the product out on 100% cotton and the colors turned out beautifully. I heat set them with a hot iron and I had great results. I would recommend them to anyone. They are worth every penny.
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13 of 14 users found this review helpful.
4/14/2010
5
This is one of my favorite paints - good quality bright clear colors and one of the softest fabric paints for this consistency. The sun painting you can do with it is a blast for groups!
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
8/17/2012
5
Love these!!! I've been using them on the 5mm silk and on muslin for solar printing. I underdye with buckthorn bark (deep amber very uneven) then use the setacolor over and lay on fairy cut outs ferns and grape vines. I can't keep them in stock.
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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
7/23/2008
5
I've used this product for a while now and absolutley love it! I paint outside and pick varies ferns
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6 of 8 users found this review helpful.
MOST RECENT REVIEWS
6/9/2013
5
Love the bright colors and how beautiful the sun printing turns out. Have made several shirts with this process with lots of compliments. Have only washed once so far but colors remained bright. love the soft feel to the fabric after using these paints. Would be great to do with kids!!!
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
9/15/2012
5
This is the only fabric paint I use.I love to use it to paint sky fabric for my landscapes.
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
8/26/2012
5
So much fun! So much less work for a group than tie-dye. We made stencils from sheets of craft foam plus leaves and other objects - even an ipod and headphones! Dark paint colors work best - the contrast is so slight on yellow that it hardly shows but all other colors gave great contrast. We did find that felt and yarn did not work well for the designs. The craft foam was easy and could be re-used over and over. Clean up was quick and easy and everyone enjoyed the project and their T-shirts. We're looking forward to doing it again next year at our family camp out!
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2 of 2 users found this review helpful.
4/10/2012
5
Nice colors. Goes on fabric with sponge brush nicely. Like bleeding effect. Will bleed as it dries at least when diluted. haven't tried sun printing yet.
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1 of 1 users found this review helpful.
6/1/2011
3
worked well on cotton but didn't work on silk scarf
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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
9/23/2010
3
I thought these paints changed to color in the sun! I didn't think they went on with color! I guess I'm just a novice who doesn't know what I am doing!
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2 of 7 users found this review helpful.

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