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Old 02-16-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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I would like to stamp and color some dish towels. I will use the ones that are typically called flour sack towels, and are sold most commonly to people who hand embroider them.

Have you ever done this? What ink should I use, how do I color them, do they need heat setting or other special care? Are the supplies available in a local stamp store or big box craft store, or where can I find them on-line? Any tips and hints that you may be able to share would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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I am curious about this too as I have been wanting to try it for a long time.
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You want to use ink that will work on fabric. I've used Palette inks and they turn out nice. If you heat-set the ink with your iron it will be permanent.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks for the info, Tracy. I have a lot of different brands of ink, but have never tried Palette brand before. Would you buy the ink pads to color the design too, or would you use a fabric marker or fabric paint instead?
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I want to do this my self, I am wondering if Stazon would work and even better if you heat set it. I know from painting on fabric when I used acrylic paints and heat set them they are permanent and the color stay bright even after washing. Maybe try different things on an old cotton tshirt and run it through a bleach cycle and see how it holds up.
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Thank you, Northwoods. That is very good advice. I think I will try an old dish towel and do some testing. I might end up with the prettiest rags in the neighborhood!
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I believe people have used their Copics to color inside the images and then heat-set. Just keep in mind that you will get some slight bleeding with the markers so don't color all the way to the edge!
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I want to do this my self, I am wondering if Stazon would work and even better if you heat set it. I know from painting on fabric when I used acrylic paints and heat set them they are permanent and the color stay bright even after washing. Maybe try different things on an old cotton tshirt and run it through a bleach cycle and see how it holds up.
So the first time that I stamped on clothing, etc. I learned from a really good friend. She had told me that I would want to use the Pallette inks because they are a hybrid ink, what does that mean? It means you can stamp on anything and it will hold its color for a very very long time. About 7 years ago I stamped on a pair of pajamas and heat set them in my dryer and still to this day are as bright as the day that I stamped on them. The most important thing is to wash the article of clothing, onesie, dish towel or what and when you dry them in the dryer DO NOT use a dryer sheet.

Next thing she taught me was the reason she did not use Staz On was because Staz On is a solvent ink and if you get alcohol by it the alcohol will remove it.

So I tried to use the fabrico markers, but I had to heavy of a hand and well did not do good when I tried to color them. So I just use images that I like with different color inks.

This is just my two cents and go and have fun.
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FYI, it says right on the Stazon package not to use on fabric.
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I used chalk ink and colored with Copic markers. I believe heat setting should make it permanent. You may want to test it on something first before doing your final project.
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I wouldn't use Copics to color on fabric. I took a class from one of the head ladies. She said that if you got alcohol on the fabric where you had colred with Copics, it would take out the color, since Copics are alcohol-based. That was a question I asked her. There is alcohol in wine, such as white wine, and in Windex, lens cleaner for eyeglasses, etc., so there would be a chance of exposure to alcohol on the dish towels, or even a t-shirt, if you colored with Copics. I was disappointed to hear that they don't recommend coloring on fabric with Copics. However, if you were coloring on fabric to add to a card, that would probably be o.k.
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Thanks for your suggestions. I still haven't had time to practice on any towels, but I am eager to test your ideas. I purchased a couple of fabric markers and fabric paints, so I am thinking one possibility will be to stamp with Versacraft and color with the pens. I used to paint on fabric frequently and I am eager to see if I can make this work.

It is good to have the information on Copics, StazOn, and chalk inks. I do have some Versacraft ink pads and it says that they can be used on fabric, so I would like to see if I could figure out how to do that. Also, I would like to find some Pallette ink pads, but I don't know a local source to purchase them. They sound like they might work well, but I would need to order them on-line. I hope maybe I will get lucky and find them in a brick and mortar store, so I can give them a try.
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Your right I just looked not recommended for fabric, I know from dropping a pad on my pants and it did not come out, I am going to try alcohol see it that will get it out. Someone mentioned Pallette inks, where do you get those and who makes them?
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