(Closed) Fabric Paint Pens vs. Fabric Paint?

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’ve never done this before, but I would probably consider how thick your design was, the look you prefer, and how much time you want to spend making these (I would guess using fabric pen would take slightly longer- but a con of paint would be it may bleed underthe stencil.)

  I found this article about choosing the right fabric paint for your surface.

http://www.fabricpaint.com/PaintChooser.htm Hopefully other posters will be able to give you more information.  Good luck

Post # 4
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

my personal opinion is that paint is harder to control and there is a chance of bleeding.  I like the look of the pens because I think it looks more precise and clean.  It really depends on your design!

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

Quiche –

I used screen printing textile ink & a brayer… so the fabric ink is really thick and gooey. It’s incredibly quick if you’re using a stencil, and if you can cut out thin lines, you should have no problem at all! 🙂  I printed my Out of Town bags in less than 30 minutes… which made them a VERY enjoyable DIY!

Post # 8
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Hey Quiche!

So excited to see what your Out of Town bags will look like! I actually just placed the stencil on the bags, taped the edges of the stencil down, then filled in the stencil with paint pen, I didn’t trace beforehand or anything – it went pretty quickly 🙂

The part that did take awhile for me was the letters – I used foam stamp letters, and colored on the letters with paint pen, then stamped them on the bags. But the letters didn’t come out very thick in color, so a lot of the letters I had to go and fill in with more paint pen.

Hope that helps, and good luck!!

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