How to Make a Semiphotorealistic Three-Shade Printcomments (8) June 14th, 2013
If you really want to speed up the drying process, you can use a hair dryer, but the paint must be totally dry before printing the next layer. Repeat the ironing and painting, making sure you line up the second layer perfectly with the first.
For gray paint: In this print, I mixed approximately one part black with two parts white, and the gray still turned out darker than I'd like. So I'd recommend mixing one part black with three parts white (or 25% black, 75% white).
After peeling and letting dry, repeat the process with the third shade. Line it up carefully, iron it on, and paint.
After that layer is completely dry, you can heat-set the print according to your fabric paint's directions, and you're done!
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