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Fabric, textiles and skins

Whether natural or synthetic, textiles, fabrics and skins are materials with deep roots in all cultures.
They are primarily used for clothing, soft furnishings and decoration.
POSCA makes it easy to personalise and customise these everyday materials.
What’s more, if you follow our fixing advice, you can make your creations permanent.

Preparation

Before starting to work on textiles, machine-wash the fabric to remove any industrial coatings if it is new or dirt if it is used.
For skins such as natural or artificial leather, wipe with a humid sponge and leave to dry. For real or imitation suede, brush gently with a soft brush.

The effects you can produce with POSCA on textiles and skins include mixing and layering colours.
POSCA will always be more heavily absorbed by natural materials. We recommend using an absorbent material beneath your surface (such as paper).
The drying time and the number of coats you will need for a uniform result will vary and can be evaluated visually.

Fixation

Once your creation is finished and dry, you can iron it from the reverse side without using steam. Take care with the temperature of the iron depending on the fabric.
You can place a sheet of greaseproof paper between the iron and the fabric for extra protection.
If the fabric used is not suitable for ironing, you can fix your creation with a hair dryer. Hold it 30 cm from the surface and make small circular movements.

 

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