Monday, December 28, 2015

Color Maget

Color magnet is a gel that can be applied to fabric with a silk screen or thermonfax.  The area with the Color Magnet on it will attract more dye, hence the magnet.




I started with a small piece of white fabric and screened on the "Color Magnet" with a thermofax screen. 





Below it is dry and ready to dye.


A dish with relatively weak dye in it along with soda ash solution.


After a few hours in the dye solution, washed and dried.







Bad photos from my smart phone showing the amazing detail in the shaft of the feather


7 comments:

  1. I LOVE Color Magnet! Nice piece.

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  2. I have heard of this product but never seen it. I shall be looking! :)

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  3. Very interesting. I would never have thought of using it this way. I guess that is why you get the big bucks! LOL

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  4. Fun stuff, but don't trust the lid ........ Can be a messy mistake if the pot gets tilted in storage.....

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  5. I dyed a huge linen tablecloth using Color Magnet and leaf silk screens. It turned out great. I absolutely love this product. One word of caution. The dyed items need to be washed alone. That DM will absorb every loose dye particle in the water!

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  6. I've used this product, and have been happy with the results. But I had about half of a jar left and it got all moldy so I had to trash it.

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