Fabric Medium

Enhance workability of acrylics on textiles

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Make color more adhesive, flexible and workable on all kinds of textiles.

Sizes
4oz/118ml


All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.


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What it does
  • Enhances blending and workability of acrylics on textiles and unprimed canvas
  • Improves adhesion and color penetration
  • Improves flexibility and reduces dry paint stiffness
  • Controls color bleeding
  • Lowers viscosity of heavier body paints, giving increased flow
  • Gives a consistently even, smooth application
  • Improves wet-on-wet blending
  • Extends your color further without affecting acrylic stability
  • Doesn't require heat setting
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
  • Can be machine or hand-washed once dry
How to use it
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • For best results mix in a 1:1 ratio with Soft Body Acrylic, add more if using Heavy Body to get your desired consistency
  • For watercolor effects use 5 parts medium to 1 part Soft Body
  • Stir gently to avoid creating foam - if bubbles appear, leave it to sit while the bubbles rise and disappear
  • Paint on with brush, roller etc, using a thin layer to avoid cracking
  • Can be added directly to textile when paint is still wet to blend color
  • No need to iron to set
How not to use it
  • Do not shake or vigorously over-brush as this can result in a foggy, hazy look when dry
  • Do not use with any non-acrylic media
  • The thicker you apply it, the less flexible it becomes

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Fabric Medium FAQs

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  • If I use Silkscreen Medium on fabric, does it need to be heat set?
    Silkscreen Medium is only for extending the drying time of the acrylic paint being used with it. We would suggest using Fabric Medium with it as this medium is intended specifically for fabric. It does not require heat setting.
  • How can I stop my paint cracking on fabric?
    Mix your color with our Professional Fabric Medium to enhance the flexibility of the dried paint.
  • When I paint on fabric, the color bleeds into the weave. Can I stop this?
    Yes, try mixing your color with our Professional Fabric Medium as it will help to control the bleeding as well as increasing flexibility when dry.
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