Fabric Painting Basics

These articles are designed to help you master the basics of painting on fabric. For ideas and inspiration, check out our surface design image gallery here on Flickr.

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Painting on Fabric — An Overview

It doesn’t take years of art training or a lot of expensive equipment to start painting on fabric. In this article, we answer five of the most common questions quilters ask about painting on fabric.

Painting on Fabric for Quilters

You’re a quilter, not a painter or textile artist. What can someone like you do with fabric paints? Actually, you might be surprised by all the ways a touch of paint can enhance a quilt.

Painting on Fabric with Acrylic Inks — An Overview

Acrylic paints aren’t the only way to make a splash on fabric. You can create wonderful, flowing watercolor effects with acrylic fabric inks. Read this article to learn more about acrylic fabric inks and how to use them for painting on fabric.

How to Improve Your Fabric Painting with Fabric Medium and Gel Medium

You may not have heard of the incredibly handy helpers for fabric painting called acrylic mediums. Here’s an introduction to acrylic mediums and how you can use them to enhance your fabric painting.

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