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Best, softest and most comfortable fabric / Cotton to paint original painting on and with what type of piant?

Hi, we have an art project and would like to paint original paintings ( wild, expressionist..) on the softest, coolest, most comfortable, non elastic, white ( cotton ) fabric. What kind of fabric would you suggest ( Swiss or Egyptian cotton maybe ) or some different kind of fabric ? Oh and yes, we found acrylic paint to paint on cotton that is washable but maybe you know of some special kind or branch of paint that one could use to make wild strikes with brushes on the fabric and that could be treated in a way to become permanent, even if washed. Thank you kindly, Eric-Jan.

By: Eric-Jan Harmsen

One Response to “Best, softest and most comfortable fabric / Cotton to paint original painting on and with what type of piant?”

  1. Kirsten says:

    Hi Eric and Jan,

    Sorry I didn’t get to you sooner. To answer your question, well I have a question for you. What is the weight of the fabric you are going for? Swiss can be very fine and egyptian can be very sturdy. Both are soft and wear well but how well do you want it to wear? Too thin and you end up with very easily torn fabric. As far as paints go it sounds like you have found something that will work the way you want it to. My experience with fabric paints was fun but didn’t allow the free brush strokes you are discribing.
    Hope that helps.
    Kirsten