Re: pigment Dyes
- which dyes in particular and how do you set them to make them permanent? do you
still use alum for the mordanting agent. I am doing silk scarves with acrylic paints at
present and get really frustrated in particular with the black, trying to get it to float and
to really look black, rather than grey.
Dharma has 7 dyes on their page for silk.
thanks for any information.
- I went back to Dharma and looked some more and found the one they were
talking about. It says it can be heat set. they are as much money or more than
the acrylics, but sounds like they give bright colors, so I might order
some to try them.
does anyone know the correct dilution rate for Photo Flo
200 for use as a dispersant? Is it 1/1 1/10 or 1/100 for instance? I
bought two large bottles of it and it says 1 TBSP will make 15 gallons for
Here's the link if you need it:
it's the best place I've found for buying Photo Flo so far. I had bought a little
bottle of it from Diane Maurer, but it doesn't say what the dilution
factor is and she is apparently out of town right now. Thanks for any
help. I've done 4 dozen long scarves so far using acrylic paint and
sometimes carageen and sometimes methocel for the gel. I'm getting ready
to do some square scarves now. I did some men's bandannas and some fabric
for quilting also.
I've used the Golden Fluid acrylics as well as other brandsof acrylics and used the
GAC 900 in them for a softer hand as I read on Golden's site.
Several colors I have good luck with - the main one that gives me trouble for some
reason is the black. I've also used the Jacquard airbrush colors and like them a lot.
I've moved everything inside - winter is here already - so we'll see if that makes a
difference. I was doing the scarves in a tent in my backyard for the messiness. I've
done 4 dozen long scarves so far and some men's bandannas and some cotton
fabric. I'm getting ready to do the large square scarves now.