Pearl-Ex and Swimwear Fabric
  • How would i put the pearl ex pigment onto swimwear fabric? What do I mix the pigments with to make a fabric paint that will stay on for a long time?
  • Pearl Ex needs a binder. In the case of textiles, you would have to experiment with adding Pearl Ex to a fabric paint (see Lumiere for a ready to use metallic/pearlescent fabric paint). However with swimwear, which happens to be pretty stretchy, the thicker fabric paints (that are the best for keeping the pigment in place) may crack. So, you would have to do some testing.

    Jenny