Twill Tape Paint Testing


The oldest two of our clan are off in Georgia camping with the Boy Scouts this week, so this morning I took the youngest two over to Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. After lunch both boys started their aquatic playing (both real and pretend!) adventures. While they were creating a pretend shark tank out of a shoebox I decided to take out my twill tape, paint and brushes and practice with some tag making.

I have this vision in my head for a small folded seam tag for my bags.  It will just have a raspberry and ideally, I’d like it to be on twill or linen/cotton ribbon.  I would love it embroidered but that avenue probably isn’t going to happen so I decided to try stamping.

I ordered my rubber stamp from here: .  All I had to do was upload my raspberry file and pick the size. Their customer service was fabulous and super-duper fast.  Very impressive.

My experiment consisted of the following:

* Marvy Uchida Fabric Marker

* Tulip Matte Soft Fabric Paint

* Martha Stewart Crafts Muli-Surface Pearl Acrylic Craft Paint

* Scribbles Shiny

* Liquitex Basics Acrylic Color

* 1/2yd of 1/2″ twill tape in cream

I pre-washed the twill tape before I got started. Then one-by-one I stamped a sample of each brand on the twill.  I plan on letting it sit for a few days to set then go from there.  Obviously, my goal is to have them withstand washing but I may try and iron them as well at some point. I’m still researching that area.  I will post my results in a few days after I have tortured the twill and paint a bit more. Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s out there!





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