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okameinko Posts: 1

Hi, everyone! I am new to this forum.
I have question about Airbrushing please.
I am using Dye-Na-Flow Silk Paint. it's easy to use, I like it very much,
but Black paint won't stay on the mohair (rub off very easily)
even after heat set.

Is there any black paint will not rub off?
do I have to wash mohair before I airbrush?
(I've tried this once but result was same)
do I need to air dry the paint before heat set?

Thank you very much.

bearyfun732 Cutiepie Bears
Posts: 579

hello okameinko bear_laugh
welcome to teddy talk. i am Medlyn, a twelve yr old girl who makes..what else? teddy bears. I suggest that if you are not coloring a large area of the fur that you use markers. For larger areas, air-brushing or dying is probably the best option. However, I have never tried air-brushing or dying, so I can not tell you anything that i know of experience. hope i was of help, even being a newbie. by the way, I would really like to see some of your bears. Please post some if possible. bear_original

teeeej Brisbane
Posts: 623

I know nothing about Dye-na flow as I have never used them. I have used Createx Airbrush Colors in black and had no problems. Copic markers are really good for small areas as well.

Cleathero Creations Cleathero Creations
Ripley, Queensland
Posts: 1,925

Sometimes with dyes and paints people make the mistake  of putting it on too thickly.  bear_whistle  bear_whistle
Yup done it myself.
Remmber lightly lightly let it dry/heat set then do the next layer.  Slowly does it for a permanent setting.
Some even between layers once dry brush it out  to keep it soft and ensure it has set.
I know airbrushing is different but I know when painting it on you dip it in the paint and wipe it off until practically no more comes off then paint it on your bear.
good luck

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