Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Textile and Silk Paint


(♪♪♪) Today we’re working
with a Jacquard product called Dye-Na-Flow. It’s a great product
to work with, and it’s a free-flowing
liquid acrylic that acts like a dye,
but it’s a paint. It’s considered
supersaturated. What this means is
that it’s like water. If you pick up the jar
it’s very liquid, but it’s supersaturated
pigments. The different characteristics
that you can do is you can have a watercolour effect
as seen here on paper, or you can work on fabric. You can stain with it. It’s compatible with
any Jacquard textile or regular paints. Any acrylic-based
paint product, it’s compatible with. Okay, the first thing
I’m going to do today is show you
a few fun techniques. Okay, I’m working with one
of the Silk Jacquard Hoops, and I’m going to take
some of our Resist. This is a water-based Resist, and I’m using it
as almost my pen. I’m going to
outline with it. And then we’re going to
take my Dye-Na-Flow, and just start
filling in the areas. And notice how it just
bleeds to the Resist, and it won’t go outside
of the Resist walls. The difference between
a solvent-based Resist and a water-based Resist is that a solvent-based you can immediately start
working with it. In a water-based Resist you need a little bit
of drying time. I’m going to mix a few colours,
get some green in here. That’s one technique that’s
a lot of fun to work with. Okay, then another technique is
to take the Jacquard Silk Salt and put it on
the painted areas, and you have to have
your paint very wet when you put this on,
so you can work in stages. Or it won’t
absorb the paint. Okay, then we’re going to
set this over to the side and watch it. Okay, then another technique
is that you can take a spritzer bottle
and spray the Silk, and this gives you a really
fun watercolour effect, and just kind of put a design,
and watch it bleed and flow. In between
you can still spray it and it’ll bleed more. We’ve got some
samples right here of some
different techniques. I like to try to keep
my lighter colours separate from the darker, so I try to have
a different brush for each colour. See how it’s got
overlapping areas. Another technique which is
really fun and fast is you can take a Silk scarf,
throw it in water, wring it out. I mean this is literally
a two minute project. Wring it out really well,
throw it into a bag, take some of your Dye-Na-Flow
and just dump it in there, turning the scarf as you
pour the Dye-Na-Flow in. And another colour here. Ooo, it’s fun. Oh, I’m going to throw a little bit of
salt in here too, and what’s really neat
about the salt is that it absorbs the dye, and you can get
the starburst effect with it. I’m going to take it and just
twist it and squish it. And then let it set
for about half hour. Okay, let’s see what
our project looks like after about a half hour. Wow, looks great. And notice the starbursts
from the salt. This really gives it
a unique look. The really neat thing
about Dye-Na-Flow is that when it dries you can’t even
tell it’s a paint, and you feel it
and you go oh my gosh, you can’t tell it’s a paint, and that’s what’s
really unique about it. This product can be used
on synthetics as well as natural
fibres and fabrics. Have fun painting
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