Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bubble printing on fabric - How to

So yesterday I showed you how-not-to print with bubbles on fabric. Knowing that you get nice crisp prints of bubbles on paper, I realized I had to change my dye to disperse dyes (for ironing on polyester afterwards!).

I started with the same 1/4 soap 3/4 water solution but it turned out too messy (see the red one on the left).

 

Later on, I just mixed 10 ml. of liquid soap with 1 ml. of disperse dyes, in my bubble cup with cover, and that worked really well, see right and a few of my other results:





The more dye I used, the better they got, look at theses final ones:

 
Please take care to keep your cup a few cm's above the paper. The foambubbles flow from the hole in the cup and just drop on your paper . You stop blowing as soon as you think there are enough bubbles and take the cup away from the paper.
 
Let the papers dry a couple of hours. Tomorrow, I'll show you the results on fabrics....

7 comments:

  1. Oh WOW.
    I have some mixed disperse dyes. waiting with anticipation for the results of yours!
    Sandy in the UK

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  2. Het resultaat op papier is prachtig. Ben erg benieuwd hoe het lukt op stof.

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  3. I sent the address of this post to a friend yesterday ... but am totally going to try this myself ! ... especially as I view your last set of photos ! I'm on the look-out for rocks on fabric ... will let you know how successful, lor not, I was. But I am going to try with acrylic pain.

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  4. This is indeed a great idea, I must try it out when I next have a moment!Thanks for the post :)

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  5. Die laatste foto is prachtig

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  6. this is great- I always wanted to try this and I think it would work cool on a tshirt too - would you like to link this post to my Off the Wall Fridays to share it with the group?? Its a link party on my blog - where we all share what we are doing creatively!

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  7. Hmmm, some No-Flo primer (or other anti-spread substance) on the fabric then dye. I'm thinking steamset Jacquard red label. I already have a Dharma order in transit, darn.
    I do still have some more hankies on hand to play with.
    Hmmmm

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