it on paper….Iron onto Synthetics
you can get brilliant, washable and non-stiffening color on synthetic
fabrics! G&S Transfer
Paints are water based, quick and easy to use and can be machine
washed or drycleaned. They can also be mixed for a even larger range
- Dark Blue
Extender - used to lighten colours for pastels without
diminishing the chemical properties of the product.
Set: all 7 colours + Base extender (30mL sizes) for $30.00
Transfer Paints are non-toxic however common sense should be used
when handling paints. Avoid ingestion, contact with the eyes or
1. G&S Transfer paints
2. Synthetic fabric or a blend of at least 60%. Colours will appear
duller on blends less than 100% synthetic. Make sure the fabric
can be ironed on a high setting without puckering or scorching.
3. Plain paper
4. Paint brushes, stamps, stencils etc.
1. Your pattern will be reversed when it’s
ironed on so letters and numbers must be drawn backwards on the
2. Designs using sold blocks of colour work better than designs
with lots of shading.
3. G&S Transfer Paints can be mixed to create hundreds of colours.
1. Shake the paint and then paint, stamp, spray print
etc onto plain, non-absorbent paper.
2. Generally, a medium coat of paint produces two transfer prints
on the fabric. You will find that with repeated transfers, your
colour will lose intensity. Simply reapply paint to the pattern
to restore the colour.
3. Use the newsprint, or newspaper with a clean sheet over top,
to make an underlay to put the fabric on. With some fabrics, the
transfer paint will go through the fabric and onto the paper. On
each occasion, change the top layer to avoid transferring the leftover
paint back onto your new transfer.
4. Place paper paint side down on the fabric where you’d like
the pattern to show.
5. On the polyester setting with no steam, iron back and forth with
downward pressure so that each area gets the same amount of heat.
The design should transfer in about 1 to 1.5 minutes. To check the
progress of the transfer, hold the iron on half of the design and
gently lift up one corner to check the intensity of the colour on
6. If necessary, press designs very quickly to remove any wrinkles
but avoid pressing with a hot iron for any length of time. If you
are transferring designs close to one another, place a clean sheet
of paper over the already transferred one.
7. Clean brushes and any mess with soap and water.
in Quilting Arts Magazine
(Article by Sylvia