DecoArt SoSoft Opaque Fabric Paint

DecoArt SoSoft Opaque Fabric Paint
4.55 star rating 4.55 ( 51 review )

USE FOR: Fabric painting, stamping, stenciling, water color techniques, colored or metallic accents on dyed silk where you want soft!

USE ON: Most fabrics - including silk, canvas, lampshades, linens, some synthetics, etc. Good coverage on dark fabrics. Non-toxic.

Product Details List Price 1-4 5-9 10+
SoSoft 2 oz. $3.86 $3.05 $2.79 $2.49
SoSoft Neon 2 oz. $3.48 $2.69 $2.45 $2.29
SoSoft Glow 2 oz. $5.16 $3.95 $3.65 $3.35
SoSoft Metallics 2 oz. $3.48 $3.19 $2.95 $2.69
SoSoft Glitters 2 oz. $4.52 $3.19 $2.95 $2.69

#DSS2 Regular
#DSSN Neon
#DSG Glow
#DSM2 Metallic
#DSSFG Glitters
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DecoArt SoSoft Fabric Paints are super soft opaque fabric paints that give excellent coverage on dark fabrics and are actually washable without heat-setting. They are non-toxic and come in small bottles so great for kids or classrooms. In our tests, they were softer than our other opaque & metallic fabric paints, worked fine on black fabric, and do not require the addition of a fabric medium or heat setting. SoSoft Fabric Paints are permanent and can be brushed, stamped, sponged, or stenciled onto your surface of choice! Washable after 48 hours. Good for use on silk when you need a less liquid paint that stays put for precise design without using resists, or if you want to add some metallic or colored accents without being too heavy.

DecoArt SoSoft Metallic Fabric Paintsare soft metallic fabric paints with fine brilliant metal particles that stay soft and pliable with repeated washings.

SoSoft Shimmering Pearlescent Fabric Paintsare acrylic fabric paints with the soft iridescence of pearls and just a touch of glitter.

SoSoft Fine Glitters Paintsare soft, acrylic fabric paints with very brilliant glitter specifically designed to be used on fabrics. They are ideal for adding sparkle and glamour to fabric accessories from shoes to purses or for home decor accents and accessories like lampshades and bed linens.SoSoft Fine Glitters are easy to apply with no heat setting, fabric medium, or special brushes needed.

Painting Surfaces:

  • Clothing & accessories
  • Lampshades
  • Pillows
  • Placemats
  • Tablecloths
  • Curtains
  • Quilts
  • Sneakers/canvas shoes
  • Fabric purses and totes

Features and Advantages:

  • Excellent coverage
  • Need no heat setting or medium
  • Need no special brushes
  • Non-toxic
  • Colors dry soft and permanent
  • Bond to most fabrics, even silks
  • Soap and water clean-up

Additional Decorating Ideas/Applications:

  • Thin SoSoft Fabric Acrylics with water or transparent medium for translucent paint.
  • For silk painting: Wash and dry fabric. Lay a paper towel under the layer of silk to be painted. Apply SoSoft Fabric Acrylic as desired. Moisten the brush with water for detail and line work. No resist medium is necessary so this is fun and easy for kids. Remove paper towel and allow 24 hours for paint to cure.
  • For watercolor technique: Use a spritzer bottle filled with cool water to dampen an area slightly larger than your painting area. Apply SoSoft Fabric Acrylic using a soft bristle brush. Apply additional water at edge of color using the same brush, brushing across the fabric where the color meets the clear water area. Paint will continue to "bleed" until dry. Allow fabric to lie flat until dry. If you want the paint to stop bleeding earlier, use a hair dryer around the edges.

Helpful Hints:

  • Prewash and dry fabric without using softeners.
  • Do not use bleach or detergent with special additives such as whitener or lemon scents.
  • Use a wet-on-wet technique for best results.
  • It is not necessary to scrub SoSoft Fabric Acrylics into fabric fibers.
  • Paint lies on top of the fabric for a few minutes to allow adequate blending time.
  • Lightly mist SoSoft Fabric Acrylic on the palette to keep it wet, using a spritzer bottle filled with cool water.
  • Do not use SoSoft Fabric Acrylics with regular acrylic paint on fabric. Regular acrylics require fabric medium and heat setting.
  • Wrap cardboard with plastic, plastic wrap, freezer paper, or foil to prevent painted fabric from sticking to cardboard. Remove fabric before completely dry in order to avoid sticking to cardboard. Especially for kids, adhering the fabric to freezer paper makes an easy surface to paint. Place paper shiny side up. Press fabric onto it with an iron until freezer paper adheres. Once design is complete, simple peel off the paper.
  • Do not dry clean.
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5 star rating
I found myself with a lot of black scarves to design and these paints are terrific. The metallic is just beautiful on the black silk. In the opaque paints some show up better than others. The peacock blue shows better than the hot pink. Overall a very soft hand but keep in mind that on black silk they won't show through to the other side like dyes do on white. I'm very happy with this product and the price.
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5 star rating
This is very soft paint and it doesn't hinder the draping of the fabric. It also does not require heat setting. It is cheap and beautiful. I'm not sure what more I could ask for!
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11 of 11 users found this review helpful.

4 star rating
I used these with a group of children in a classroom setting making foam prints. There were no obnoxious odors and the product cleaned up nicely. I ordered several metallic golds which were beautiful. Larger size bottles would have been more convenient for group projects. At the last minute I purchased the same product in another brand (but they didn't have the gold) because I didn't think I would have enough. Turned out that was definitely inferior.
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10 of 10 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
Loved how my stencil work came out on a black tshirt from Dharma. Has fantastic coverage on black fabric and is so easy to work with!
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9 of 9 users found this review helpful.

5 star rating
Better than any paint I have tried. Thanks Dharma for always finding the best products. I am a very happy customer!
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6 of 6 users found this review helpful.

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