Lumiere, and Dye-na-Flow are all intermixable and waterproof when dry. Both can be diluted 25% with water and because they are heavily pigmented, they will still remain very rich. These paints are for paper, fabric, wood, cardboard, leather, or any other porous surface. Heat set when used on fabric. We also carry the full range of acid dyes for protein fibers and nylon.
Dye-na-flow is a highly pigmented liquid paint very similar to dye. It has a very soft hand on fabric, especially silk. On silk, it interacts in an unusual way. It pushes and pulls the other colours. It intermixes beautifully with the other paints. Try using Dye-na-flow to dilute the paints, rather than water. On paper, it is similar to rich, vibrant liquid watercolours. The paint does not muddy when applying colour over colour.
It is perfect for airbrushing, silk painting, spray-on tie dye, watercolor techniques, spritzing through lace or stencils, tole style painting, sponge printing and simplified batik or wax resist effects. Certified nontoxic, blendable, washfastand lightfast.
70ml jar: $8.60 ($7.82)
Lumiere Metallic Paint
This stunning assortment of metallic paints brush on like butter and are designed not to spread. They allow for smooth application on soft or flexible surfaces like fabrics and uneven textures like Styrofoam. Lumiere colors can be bright, metallic or subtle, even on dark backgrounds. Their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage and dazzling light reflecting abilities.
The paint is a light bodied acrylic meaning that it has great coverage ability. On fabric it remains soft to the touch. It is fabulous for rubber-stamping, and can be used an applicator tipped paint. Stamped and sponged, Lumiere can be a resist for Dye-na-flow washes. To create your own Halo colour mix one part Lumiere to 2 or 3 parts Dye-na-flow in a small bowl and mix well. Brush or sponge the paint onto the surface.
Lumiere paints can be handpainted, airbrushed, screen-printed, marbled, stamped or stencilled and used as a resist.
Works well on natural and synthetic fibers, leather, wood and paper.
Lumiere Metallic, 70 ml jar: $11.90 ($10.82)
This concentrated fiber reactive powdered dye, to which you add to tap water, is known the world over. It gives the most brilliant colour of all dyes on cellulose fibers. Use for tie-dye, immersion dyeing, batik, airbrush, garment dyeing, screen-printing, spatter painting, gradation dyeing for quilters and more. If you have seen someone wearing a super bright almost "electric" tie-dyed shirt that nearly blurs your vision, it is certainly this dye.
The following hints / instructions are in pdf format for ease of printing.
2/3 oz pot: $8.80 ($8.00)
Jacquard Acid dyes are concentrated, powdered, hot water dyes that produce the most vibrant possible results on protein fibers including silk, wool, cashmere, alpaca, feathers, and most nylons. Transparent, pure and lush. Very easy to use with unusual uniformity
Also, courtesy of Jacquard, we have full instructions for using these dyes.
1/2 oz pot: $8.80 ($8.00)
Water Based Resist
A superior, clear water-based resist that washes out easily with warm water (even after steaming). It holds a crisp line without spreading and does not shrink or pucker when dry. Colorless Water-based Resist can be colored with any water-based dye and is screenable, odorless, alcohol-free and non-toxic.
66.5ml (2.25 fl oz) jar: $7.40 ($6.73)
An antifusant used to inhibit the spreading of dyes on fabric. It is particularly useful for drawing or writing with dye filled felt tip markers or fabric pens on silk fabrics. Full directions are on the bottle.
250ml (8 oz) jar: $10.50 ($9.55)