Sunday, September 4, 2011

Writing on Fabric

Writing on Fabric with Plaid's Tip-Pen Essentials

Finished writing
I have been experimenting with various methods of adding the written word to fabrics, but until now, the results have been sketchy to say the least.  Recently a friend let me use a product that she had not yet tried and I believe it is going to offer some reasonable results.

As a trial, I stretched a scrap swatch of nylon voile into an embroidery hoop and elevated the hoop a bit to keep the paint from seeping through the fabric and smearing.  I then squeezed some plain acrylic craft paint into one of the smaller bottles, screwed on the plastic applicator tip and then screwed on one of the metal tips.   I then began writing--something...anything.  Before me was a partial dictionary definition of the word, "art", so that is the reason behind this.


This is the Tip-Pen Essentials product by Plaid that I used.

 Here is everything that is included with the product.
There were 3 plastic bottles with plastic applicator ends and caps
and several different sized, metal applicator tips.

Close-up of applicator tips

Voile swatch stretched in embroidery hoop.
The ease of application and the results are now leading me to search on-line for this product so that I can return the applicator to my friend.  Presently I have a silk screened piece hanging to dry and am planning on adding writing to it.  I'll put it on the blog for your review whether or not the results are successful.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing a great step-by-step tutorial of your process!

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  2. To Anonymous...Glad you found the entry interesting. The Plaid Tip-Pen is quite easy to use and the results are rewarding

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  3. Thanks for sharing the product and tutorial. This product will be useful on the black/white/grey project that I'm working on.

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