Right, so resuming from an earlier post on airbrushing. I was reminded of a class I'd one attended on graffiti. Where they told us they were using potatoe starch based paints, which was safe, and also sticks and stays to everything. Including clothes. So upon this, i went on a search, but to no avail. And still don't fancy the use of actual spray paints on my fursuits.
But what i did find was these www.fabricspray.co.uk/fabric-spray-paint . So according to the lovely Demo video at the bottom of the page, there all safe. And the colour selection isn't too bad either. There is also upholstery spray www.fabricspray.co.uk/upholstery-spray-p
(ps they sell puff paint!)
Edit: here's a link to the tutorial. Sorry about that. ^^;; http://www.komickrazi.com/costumes/tut1.html
As the online shop I want to order from is holding a sale at the moment (Mendels, thanks to the person who posted a message here!) I will need to order soon now. So I have to make the scary step in deciding on the fur for my suit.
I already have serveral swatches from Mendels and I really like the Spunky Muppet and the Seal furs. I have a few questions left which I hope you can answer, before ordering. I hope to use short fur for the head, rather than shaving long fur myself (will this work if I just find a perfect color match, by the way?.
The color of the Super Seal Camel (see link below) is the perfect color I need (and so soft I can't stop petting it), but none of the long furs of Mendels match it. Where can I find a color 2" fur like that (right now I think I have to go with the Toffee colored fur with the regular Camel short fur instead, but the color is not as close to the color I was looking for)? Also, it's a bit shiny when I hold it in sunlight. I'm affraid it will look weird when you have a whole head covered with it.
For the regular short furs the Camel matches the Toffee Spunky Muppet for 100%, but I'm a bit worried about it's texture. It's a little bit wooly like, not as soft and pettable as the Seal and not shiny (altho that is not neccesarily a bad thing). Has anyone worked with these short furs of Mendels before, and did they work for you?
I'm also looking for a long white fur (preferably longer then 3") for the socks on the legs. If anyone knows where I can find it, let me know! If not I guess I'll have to go with a Mongolian fur as I can't order the DF fur, because they don't ship internationally (unless someone has white extra long DF fur laying around? : D), but yeah, the Mongolian fur is a bit curled. Does anyone have examples of suits where Mongolian fur is used?
Yet again a lot of questions, thank you for the input!
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Come on in, ask questions if you'd like, or just watch! I also have a few saved videos you can check out too. :)
Done streaming for tonight! Thanks for stopping by!
The stream was recorded (furring a head part 2 and 3) if you want to watch. :)
Here's the end product:
(Please note: the nose and eye are just place-holders for the moment.
Thanks in advance!
So i have begun making fursuit paws and I have an art show coming up in april. I was wondering what would be an acceptable price to sell handpaws? i use DF fur and make sure the paws look nice and fit different sizes. Remember that the art show is kinda like an anime convention but tiny and for mostly High school kids. I was thinking $20 since the material itself cost me at least t$10 and it takes about 3 to 4 hours to handsew each pair.
Here is an exmaple of my newest handpaws that i just finished last night.
Here is another pair I will be selling at the art show
Thanks in advanced,