Fabric Paint and T shirt decorating

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#1 Hoshi26 on 2 years ago

I am planning a Riku Asakura (Ultraman Geed) cosplay, and since he has a rather specifically designed shirt, I plan to get a solid orange shirt and decorate it with fabric paint. What brands of paint would you recommend for this design? Also, how should I wash the decorated shirt after it's painted?

Pics (I'm sorry, but I can't find a picture of just the shirt.)




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#2 Penlowe on 2 years ago

You need the good stuff, either Peebo or Jacquard. Why? Because they are higher quality and will work better with stencils.

If you can find someone with a Cricut, It's worth paying them to make those stencils for you (one per paint color) OR they might be able to cut those designs in the iron on vinyl which would be even prettier finished product.

If that's just not an option, I strongly recommend the wax paper stencil method. I've used it myself on very detailed stencils and it does work beautifully. The cutting though is exhausting.

#3 CapsuleCorp on 2 years ago

Ditto Jacquard, and all of Penlowe's suggestions are great. I make my own t-shirts all the time, I have...more than 12 now. I only use Jacquard because it's opaque and high-quality, especially doing white on any color. Cricuts are nice but you do what you gotta do to get a stencil - I used thin tagboard before we got our cricut.

Fabric paint is pretty much a no-brainer. Heat-set it like it says on the jar once it's dry, and you just wash and wear like any t-shirt. Iron-on transfers on the other hand, definitely hand-wash.

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