Setacolor Dark Fabrics, Shimmer & Pearlescent Colors

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USE FOR: Painting on colored and dark fabrics, adding metallic highlights, stenciling, screen printing, block printing

USE ON: All Natural and most Synthetic Fabrics

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45 ml. (1.5 oz.) $6.30 $4.49 $4.09

Opaque Colors
10 Titanium White
45 ml. (1.5 oz.) - Sorry, this item is temporarily sold out. Due ~ 5/12
11 Cobalt Blue (Primary)
12 Orange**
13 Buttercup
17 Lemon Yellow (Primary)
19 Black Lake
24 Spring Green**
26 Vermillion
29 Parma Violet
80 Red
81 Raspberry
82 Leaf Green
83 Olive*
84 Blue Jean
85 Lilac**
86 Sky Blue**
87 Turquoise**
88 Chocolate
89 Taupe*
90 Portrait Pink*
91 Grey**
92 Fig**
93 Cinnamon**
Shimmer Colors
36 Rich Yellow**
39 Amethyst**
42 Turquoise**
43 Chlorophylle*
44 White
45 Gold
46 Passion Red**
47 Copper*
60 Silver
62 Rich Shimmer Gold**
63 Brick Red**
64 Oriental Red*
65 Purple*
67 Plum**
69 Electric Blue*
72 Bronze**
75 Chocolate Chip**
79 Jet Black**
98 Ivory**
99 Black**
Pearlescent Colors
94 Green**
95 Blue**
96 Pink*
97 Gold
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The Dark Fabric colors (Opaque) 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 Light Fabrics (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. 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 5 minutes at 300°F (300°C) (stabilized temperature), 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 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 Fabric Paints.
  • Finishing Gold & Silver is used to add a beautiful layer of shimmering, glittering gold or silver over the top of the underlying color.
  • "No Heat" Fixative makes your paints lightfast and washfast without heat setting.

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

Leaf Printing on Black Silk Scarves
Using opaque and metallic fabric paints you can print leaf, tree or plant forms onto black silk habotai scarves or fabrics and make a beautiful standout piece. It is very simple to do and it makes a beautiful gift or keepsake.
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!
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604 Scooter, 606 Trainer Sneaker, 607 Ribbons, 610 Doll $12.50 $6.00
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604 Scooter
606 Trainer Sneaker
607 Ribbons
610 Doll
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Setacolor Studio Collection Workbox $92.95 $71.95
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10 wonderful Shimmer colors for an amazing price! Fall in love with them as countless others have done.

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Setacolor Shimmer Starter Set $56.00 $41.15 34.85
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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!

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Versatex "No-Heat" Fixative - 2 oz. $5.69 $3.95
Versatex "No-Heat" Fixative - 4 oz. $9.89 $6.95
Versatex "No-Heat" Fixative - 16 oz. $28.39 $18.95
Versatex "No-Heat" Fixative - Gallon $169.99 $119.95
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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)

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Setacolor - Lightening Medium 45 ml. $6.30 $4.89
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Use this to thicken Setacolor Flowable Fabric Paints.

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Setacolor Fabric Paint Thickener 45 ml $6.30 $4.89
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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.

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Setacolor Expandable "Puff" Paint Medium 45ml. $6.30 $4.89
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I've only used the opaque paint once and it worked very well covering the dark colored fabric I used it on. What I really like are the pearlescent colors. They give just a touch of sheen or "pearl" tone to the fabric it looks great!! Once heatset it washes well and retains its "glow".
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12 of 12 users found this review helpful.

I used the pearl and the opaque colors for my fist silk-painting project. I painted a 8m habotai scarf and while the colors were very beautiful it had a very stiff "feel" almost like ripstop. I do not know if this is because I put too much paint on the scarf or if the silk was just too light weight. In any case pretty colors very wash-fast and not a bad price... I'll continue to try them out on other fabric to see if they work.
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

I love this paint! Great coverage and the pearlescent colors are beautiful and not quite as stiff as Lumiere (which I also do love). The rich shimmer gold is my favorite. I use it for highlights on dyed silks too.
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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.

I've used them for line drawings on dark T shirts - Uffington white horse creatures from Hieronymous Bosch etc . They work a treat and last longer then the T shirts.Just done another one after 10 year gap and the paint is still fine!Richard of Wiveliscombe
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