Creating colourful drawings with FABRIC PAINT LINERS
Dear friends of Your Colourful Mind,
Last time we started our little series on special fabric paints with the discussion of the capabilities and limitations of fabric markers (Post No 68).
Fabric markers are not the only type of special fabric paints which are designed for and inseparably combined with a special application method.
Today we have a closer look at fabric spray liners, next time we will focus on the different uses of fabric paint spray.
What’s a fabric paint liner?
A fabric liner is a little squeezable bottle filled with paint and with a tip at the top.
The drawing or writing is done by directly leading the tip over the fabric while carefully squeezing the bottle.
A liner can be used in similar ways as a fabric marker and is especially suitable for creating special highlights, embellishments and lettering on plain fabrics or on painted fabrics.
Can we create our own fabric liner?
Some fabric paint brands offer fabric liners ready to use in squeezable bottle, but we can also create our own liners by filling fabric paint into a squeezable bottle with a nozzle.
It might need some experimenting to find out how liquid/diluted the paint has to be.
Why does the application of liners need some practice?
Depending on the quality/characteristics of the fabric and on the difficulty of the design, it can be a bit challenging to do the lines or drawings very accurately with a fabric liner.
If you squeeze too little, the line remains thin or contains breaks, if you squeeze a bit too strong, the line immediately becomes thicker or you even might smudge it.
To make sure that the paint is flowing nicely and predictably, you can start by doing a short line on a piece of paper or paper towel before moving the tip of the bottle over the fabric.
Here are some examples of fabric paint liner projects:
Have you worked with fabric paint liners already?
You might wish to share your experiences with us. Send images of your work to email@example.com. Thank you!
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