I have been so excited to share this post with you. You may remember that I recently tried to print photographs onto fabric using Lumi Inkodye paints, you can see how I got on last time here. Since it didn’t turn out too great I was determined to give it one last attempt (I don’t like to give up on an idea) and it actually worked! Amazing!
- Square of canvas fabric
- Lumi dyes in blue and orange
- Mixing tray
- Paint brush
- A4 piece of foam board
- Kitchen towel
- Masking tape
1. THE LUMI APP – The app was a major contributor to the success of this experiment as it helped me to create a better negative. It is a simple and easy to use app which helps you to create a negative using photographs you have saved in your iPhone or iPad’s photo library.
After I created the negative using the app I printed two copies out onto acetate and stuck them together, as recommended on the site.
2. This time a prepared my workspace indoors in a shaded area. I mixed a new colour into my mixing tray using equal amounts of blue and orange dye, I then watered it down by adding double the amount of water to the mixing tray. I mixed it all thoroughly using a paint brush.
4. I painted a thin layer of dye onto the fabric sample within my marked out area of masking tape. I lightly removed any excess dye with some dry kitchen towel, placed the double negative on top, sat the fabric on top of the piece of foam board and pinned it down. (* I did all of this quite quickly to avoid too much exposure to the light.)
6. Once 20 minutes was up, I took the sample back to my shaded workspace and removed the negative to reveal success!! I was so happy I couldn’t stop smiling! (I’m such a crafts geek)