Re: [ICG-D] Re: Reflective Paint on Fabric?
- I'll check out the article.
I've found a manufacturer's web site that sells the reflective material as
a silk screen ink, but they want to sell it by the gallon. A bit much for
I'm thinking now I could do the logo in plain gray fabric paint then apply
a thin top coat of the reflective paint available in spray cans at hardware
stores. An SWCG member showed us a butcher paper stencil technique a while
back that should adapt well for this.
In a message dated 12/30/2012 6:01:41 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
I haven't tried it myself, but Mona May, who designed the costumes for the
Disney "Haunted Mansion" movie did exactly that. A summary of the
technique and a photo appears in a side bar of an article in the August 2012
"Hauntings and Horror!" issue of "The Virtual Costumer" magazine
(http://www.siwcostumers.org/vc_contents.html#v10_i3) ). The article, "On Loan from the Haunted
Mansion" starts on page 11.
I can try to contact Mona if you need to know more specific information
about the technique and material she used. It might make a nice article.
There is also active interest in a technique for applying
electroluminescent material as a paint. The advantage is that the effect is less dependent
on lighting conditions than the reflective paint Mona used Again, I haven't
tried it (yet), but check out the "Electroluminescent Coating System (TM)"
that LumiLor has developed (_http://www.lumilor.com_
(http://www.lumilor.com/) ). The disadvantage is that you need a battery, but you can probably
run this type of thing for a couple of hours on a single 9v battery. Might be
worth the trouble for the added safety, though.
If you decide to try either of these, let me know how it works out.
--- In _ICG-D@yahoogroups.com_ (mailto:ICG-D@yahoogroups.com) ,
> I've been thinking about making some more high-visibility safety vests
> work so I can have good fit, natural fibers and pockets that are sizedand
> placed just right for my tools and sample bags. My first efforts in thisrather
> regard have been fairly successful.
> I got to thinking, why not apply the reflective medium as a paint,
> than iron-on strips? I know Carhardt makes T-shirts with silk-screenedcommercial
> reflective stripes. I could do my company's logo as a reflective stencil.
> Has anyone on the lists tried something like this? How well do
> reflective paints (the ones with the micro glass beads) apply to fabric?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Can they be airbrushed? Is there a paint meant specifically for fabric?
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]