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The world is your oyster when it comes to possibilities and directions with textile paint. We stock a wide selection of great textile paint colours that you can use on most of our fabrics. And don't feel limited if you can't find the colour of your choice; just go ahead and mix them up.

Make gorgeous contrasting colour work by painting on light and dark fabrics.

Javana textile paint from Kreul is a fantastic material that you can use on light and dark fabrics like cotton and fabrics containing a maximum of 20% synthetic fibres. The colours appear crisp and the texture of the paint is creamy and easy to work with.


Bear in mind that if you are working with a stretch fabric, we recommend you use our Softex textile paint.


Transform your cotton T-shirt into your own gorgeous work of art using textile paint or a stencil. Use a brush, a foam spunge or anything at hand to achieve the fine details you desire. If you mix a dark and a light green colour, you can make transition colour work. Use the 1-2 mm sharp edge of our textile pen to outline with.
Or use our eraser pen whose markings disappear after 4-6 days or when washed. Just make sure you don't iron on the markings made with the eraser pen as this will make them permanently visible.


Imagine decorating a pair of dark jeans with contrasting layers of dark shades using textile paint. Or add a unique statement.


We recommend you always wash your fabric prior to painting.


Once your paint work is done it needs to dry by ironing it for about 5 minutes on cotton setting. Don't iron directly on your work but place a thin layer of fabric on top to protect it. Once the paint is dry it is both light fast and safe to wash.


Wash your work inside out on temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius.

Dip-dye with textile paint

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We felt inspired by the batic dip-dyeing technique and painted a few cushion tassels. The example shown is a tassel made using our Free DIY8017 using pure wool. For this project you need:


  • Textile paint
  • Masking tape
  • Paint sticks


Make a tassel of your own desired length. Cover the upper part of the tassel in masking tape. Mix the textile paint with water (for mixing ration see the instructions). Colours used here are: brown, purple and red.


Dip the tassel into the paint and make sure the dye is well applied. Avoid washing the work once done. And voilá…here are your tassels ❤ 

Splashing with textile paint

Although this technique is simple it does require plenty of space to work in and a good protective material to place underneath your work. Place your fabric or piece of clothes on top of your protective surface or hang them somewhere with plenty of room, and dip your brush or sponge in a generous layer of textile paint.


Splash the paint against your work. The closer you stand, the bigger and dense your splashes. Add a bit more distance and your splashes will appear less dense. Use our spray can to achieve more control and end up with a similar result. The spray can is super easy to use. Pump a few times - and spray.


Don't hesitate to start by experimenting on a piece of paper using this technique.
It will help you find your style and denseness of splashes before getting started on your fabric.

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Be creative using other techniques

When working with textile paint you can use loads of different techniques. The skye is the limit!


Grab a potato, sponge or a dishcloth and scrunge it. Dip it in textile paint and apply abstract patterns on your fabric.


Almost pure mindfulness to watch the beautiful patterns and colours appear. So what technique do you feel up for?

Let your imagination run free

There's almost no limit to possibilities when playing with textile paint. Explore new techniques, make fun patterns and pretty pieces of art.


Our fantastic PAPFAB is another surface you can also use when working with textile paint. Customize by painting on baskets, bags and other pieces of work made from PAPFAB.


Let your imagination run free!


For more inspiration, have a look at our Instagram profile @Selfmade_com.


The place to find lots of video tutorials and heaps of inspirational images.