I don't if anyone has tried this before but I found if I mix a little acrylic paint with water and soak a piece of fabric in it, the fabric looks better than when I use regular fabric dye. It keeps the color I want the fabric to be. Not only that but you can mold it slightly to the shape you want after or during it dries.
I tried it on cheesecloth and the colors looked amazing. I still have to experiment with other cloth.
I haven't used Acrylic paint ...but i do use latex paint and water mix to dye cloth also..holds up better and doesnt run..Or at least mine hasn't.
The acrylic as you say has a heavier coat in order to mold it then..kinda like MM if thinnned. Does it crack after dried ?
I just use mine for creepy cloths and wall coverings.
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I've used the left-over water from rinsing my paintbrushes to dye cheesecloth. It really doesn't take much paint to dye stuff. You can always re-dye if you wanted it darker/different color. Acrylics won't wash out, so you can layer the colors to get some pretty cool effects too.
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