I also had fun watering the paints down - just by loading up a brush, then sploshing it in my water before slopping it on the fabric. It behaved really well, and was great news for filling up large areas like this black cat floating in space! (You'll want to protect your surface though - I painted on top of the sports section of the paper.)
I can really recommend the paints, and the fabric - good work Homecrafts for stocking great stuff!
Hello! Ever promise yourself you're going to explore something, but never ever give yourself time to do it? That's me! So I set aside the whole of this afternoon to play with fabric paints! Here's how it's going so far!
I'm using a couple of different types of fabric paint - Setacolour Opaque and Dylon fabric paints - both available at Homecrafts (oh how I love Homecrafts!). The fabric is from there, too, its quite thin but before I make it into a bag I'll be lining it, so I think it'll be ok - it certainly takes the paint really well. I've mixed colours of my own using various combinations of the paints - they cross-breed quite happily I've found. Both require ironing to 'set'. This little 'Robin on Aliums' will be finished using some free-motion embroidery, and maybe some beads, ribbons and fabric scraps...watch this space!
I buy pretty fabrics and make stuff...