Enhance workability of
acrylics on textiles
Make color more adhesive, flexible and workable on all kinds of textiles.
Acrylic paints & mediums
All acrylic-friendly surfaces
Textile stenciling, stamping & printing
Watercolor textile effects
Lightfast & archival
Flexible & non-cracking
Water-resistant when dry
Intermixable with all Liquitex materials
- 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
- 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
- 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
Other artists have asked us...
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.
Why are some acrylic mediums milky, some translucent and some clear when wet?
Some acrylic mediums are milky because of the water content within the emulsion. Others include matting agents that make them appear milky, while other mediums are formulated with a clear resin, giving them greater clarity both wet and dry.