Setacolor Light Fabrics, Fluorescent & Glitter Colors

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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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45 ml. (1.5 oz.) $6.30 $4.49 $4.09
250 ml. (9 oz.) $19.50 $16.50 $13.75

04 Lawn Green**
11 Cobalt Blue (Primary)
12 Ultramarine
13 Buttercup
14 Velvet Brown
17 Lemon Yellow (Primary)
19 Black Lake
23 Oriental Red
24 Cardinal Red (Primary)
27 Light Green
28 Moss Green
29 Parma Violet
30 Turquoise
49 Fuchsia
101 Vivid Orange
31 Fluo. Yellow**
32 Fluo. Orange**
33 Fluo. Pink**
34 Fluo. Green**
35 Fluo. Blue**
201 Aquamarine**
202 Emerald*
203 Ruby*
204 Diamond
205 Onyx
206 Turquoise**
207 Tourmaline**
208 Gold
209 Silver
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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.

  • 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.

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

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Setacolor Transparent Starter Set $57.10 $41.15 34.85
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10 Color Starter Set
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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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45 ml (1.5 oz)
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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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45 ml (1.5 oz)
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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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45 ml (1.5 oz)
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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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2 oz.
4 oz.
16 oz.
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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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Shimmer Starter Set
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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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22 of 23 users found this review helpful.

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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18 of 19 users found this review helpful.

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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9 of 9 users found this review helpful.

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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8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

I love Setacolor fabric paints and know that when I order them from Dharma I'll receive them quickly and in good order. Dharma is definitely my go-to on-line ordering source for many art supplies.
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