Painted faces on cotton cloth dolls and need a sealer to use so they don’t rub off or get dirty.
You could use something like Camp Dry. It should help to set and give it an easily cleanable surface.
You might try Scotchgard Protector, it does well protecting upholstery and rugs. We use it on our car seats.
Krylon makes a product called " Workable Fixatif" and it's archival safe.
Here is a tutorial that uses ModPodge to seal a painted cloth face:
Hi this is Peggy. I hope this helps you seal the painted faces on your cloth dolls. How do you seal painted fabric?
Wash and dry your fabric prior to painting if possible, then paint away. After the paint is completely dry (at least 24 hours), you need to heat set it for permanency and washability. Most fabrics can be heat set using an iron on medium or high heat for 3-5 minutes.Apr 24, 2014
I have never tried this but I am wondering if makeup setting spray might do the trick?
HI BJL: Here are a couple of sites that may help:
Hi there, I found this great discussion on a doll making site, where they ladies share their opinions on what's the best sealer for little faces painted on fabric. You'll find lots of useful information here - http://teddy-talk.com/viewtopic.php?id=28804
I would use one of the Mod Podge range to seal it.
try polycrylic spray sealer.
There is a fabric sealer from Modge Podge. You can get it at the craft stores or on Amazon.
I would use spray on lacquer. You can get it in gloss, semi-gloss or matt.
They sell fabric spray sealers at most craft stores.
Thanks for all the input.