Tip: How to Make Custom Color Fabric Paint

I have a crazy love for Tulip’s soft fabric paint. I use it All.The.Time for fun fan shirts with my freezer paper stenciling. It’s really great stuff. They have many fun colors but like so many other craft supplies I couldn’t find it in gray. I have an unhealthy obsession with the color grey and unfortunately it’s pretty hard to find craft stuff in gray. I searched for YEARS for a good gray fabric and finally Riley Blake came to the rescue but I digress. You know what they say about necessity and invention and all that. Well I figured out how to make gray paint.

It seems like a no brainer but seriously I visited and called around to tons of stores in search of gray until I thought about mixing it so I figured some of you might appreciate the tip.

It is SO easy to do! And I can see this being a wonderful solution when I’m trying to match colors or use some funky non-traditional color. Just mix your own shade. Yup it’s that easy. And since I use gray so often I even started filling bottles with both shades and turning it up and down until the colors were mixed.

And don’t forget tomorrow is our first About Me party since it is the last Saturday of the month and we’ll be linking up our “about me” pages.


  1. How does fabric paint hold up after many washings?

  2. it holds up really well!

  3. This is great. Maybe my daughter and I should do this for her artful skirt!

    TQM hopping by, blogging for health: Lipoid Pneumonia, Breast Cancer & Petroleum Jelly

  4. Great tip!!

  5. Thanks for your valuable information about Custom Paint Mixing. It really gives me an insight on this topic. I’ll visit here again for more information.

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