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Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Textile and Silk Paint

Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Textile and Silk Paint


(♪♪♪) Today we’re working
with a Jacquard product called Dye-Na-Flow. It’s a great product
to work with, and it’s a free-flowing
liquid acrylic that acts like a dye,
but it’s a paint. It’s considered
supersaturated. What this means is
that it’s like water. If you pick up the jar
it’s very liquid, but it’s supersaturated
pigments. The different characteristics
that you can do is you can have a watercolour effect
as seen here on paper, or you can work on fabric. You can stain with it. It’s compatible with
any Jacquard textile or regular paints. Any acrylic-based
paint product, it’s compatible with. Okay, the first thing
I’m going to do today is show you
a few fun techniques. Okay, I’m working with one
of the Silk Jacquard Hoops, and I’m going to take
some of our Resist. This is a water-based Resist, and I’m using it
as almost my pen. I’m going to
outline with it. And then we’re going to
take my Dye-Na-Flow, and just start
filling in the areas. And notice how it just
bleeds to the Resist, and it won’t go outside
of the Resist walls. The difference between
a solvent-based Resist and a water-based Resist is that a solvent-based you can immediately start
working with it. In a water-based Resist you need a little bit
of drying time. I’m going to mix a few colours,
get some green in here. That’s one technique that’s
a lot of fun to work with. Okay, then another technique is
to take the Jacquard Silk Salt and put it on
the painted areas, and you have to have
your paint very wet when you put this on,
so you can work in stages. Or it won’t
absorb the paint. Okay, then we’re going to
set this over to the side and watch it. Okay, then another technique
is that you can take a spritzer bottle
and spray the Silk, and this gives you a really
fun watercolour effect, and just kind of put a design,
and watch it bleed and flow. In between
you can still spray it and it’ll bleed more. We’ve got some
samples right here of some
different techniques. I like to try to keep
my lighter colours separate from the darker, so I try to have
a different brush for each colour. See how it’s got
overlapping areas. Another technique which is
really fun and fast is you can take a Silk scarf,
throw it in water, wring it out. I mean this is literally
a two minute project. Wring it out really well,
throw it into a bag, take some of your Dye-Na-Flow
and just dump it in there, turning the scarf as you
pour the Dye-Na-Flow in. And another colour here. Ooo, it’s fun. Oh, I’m going to throw a little bit of
salt in here too, and what’s really neat
about the salt is that it absorbs the dye, and you can get
the starburst effect with it. I’m going to take it and just
twist it and squish it. And then let it set
for about half hour. Okay, let’s see what
our project looks like after about a half hour. Wow, looks great. And notice the starbursts
from the salt. This really gives it
a unique look. The really neat thing
about Dye-Na-Flow is that when it dries you can’t even
tell it’s a paint, and you feel it
and you go oh my gosh, you can’t tell it’s a paint, and that’s what’s
really unique about it. This product can be used
on synthetics as well as natural
fibres and fabrics. Have fun painting
with Jacquard Products. (♪♪♪) Captioned by GigEcast
www.gigecast.com

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22 thoughts on “Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow Textile and Silk Paint

  1. @parami009 Yes, you can dilute with water, though it is recommended not to use more than 20% water or the paint will lose its integrity. The paint is thin enough straight out of the bottle to use through and airbrush or sprayer.

  2. @AnnetteM5 The artist in the video created the design by hand – unfortunately there is not a design template for it.

  3. Can you wash it afterwards? and if so after how much time and do you need to fix it with steam, iron or a chemical liquid?

  4. @kamirusan21 It is best to heat set Dye-Na-Flow with an iron or clothes dryer after the fabric is dry – but make sure to follow the directions that are best for the fabric that you are working on as well as the directions for heat setting. It doesn't take long to heat set and the dye is permanent and washable after.

  5. @equueen If you watch closely the demo artist sets aside the project she was working on to pick up a finished, dry one so you can see the final result.

  6. @equueen You are correct that the scarf will not be dry in 30 minutes. The time in the bag is to allow the dye to absorb and set. You'll take the wet scart out of the bag and hang it to dry (placing layers of paper or plastic under it so it will not stain the floor). The demo artist had to use a dry scarf for the finished example. For assistance with a technique, project or materials, please contact our Product Information department by calling 1-800-933-2542 or email at: info @ dickblick. com.

  7. @BlickVideos One more thought – it is possible that you did add too much color to the bag if the scarf was dripping. This project does not require much dye.

  8. @equueen Make sure to read the directions on the Dye-Na-Flow as well as the fabric to heat set. If you have questions after that you should contact our Product Information team at 1-800-933-2542 or email at; info @ dickblick. com.

  9. The dye must be heat set with an iron or clothes dryer before washing. For more details about the product, check out the Blick product website by clicking the link in the video description. You can also contact the product information experts by email: info @ dickblick . com.

  10. This absolutely does not work on silk. I bought a high quality, white silk veil online, washed it in synthrapol and proceeded to do the bag technique. Not only did the salt do nothing, but after drying and ironing the veil, it felt so stiff, I could never use it for it's purpose. I am washing it now and btw, ALL THE PAINT IS WASHING OUT! What a waste of time. Oh and I did read all the directions and watch multiple videos. Don't do this.

  11. Just wondering, for the bag technique that was shown at the end, can you also use the seta silk color, or does it only work for dye na flow?  I'm just learning and really excited to try painting.

  12. @Aaron Slusher 
    The Setacolor paint is created by another manufacturer.  Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee that this technique will work exactly the same way with Setacolor.  The body and characteristics of the paints are similar, so you could practice/test it out with some fabric scraps to see what you get! 

  13. I was asked by many how to draw dragonflies, etc… I was given special permission to use the coloring books by darcy may to use her designs.. but I had to make sure when I put my little cards for giving my products away that I would let the people know that the designs were made by darcy may and I was just using them. Also if you are thinking of selling anyone of your designs, be sure to get a copy a letter by mail not snail mail that says you are allowed to use it, cause all works of art on the internet is copyrighted… so you can give it away for free but if you sell them you must get permission or you are liable for a law suit. Word of caution.  Have fun with this… I am learning, I just bought this entire set by another company locally… that has this set  60.00 for 30 colors not bad for a starter kit.

  14. There are lots of great ideas and tips in this video.  It inspired us to try Dye-Na-Flow and we had a great time AND created some beautiful scarves (and a couple I just think of as learning experiences.) But I think it's important to note a couple of things we discovered about the plastic bag technique.  As noted elsewhere in these comments, because of time constraints they left out a few things.  I understand you can't fit it all in, but to help others let me point out that the silk scarf she pulled out of the bag had been dried then ironed, then put back in a clean bag.  We also discovered, and were told by others, that the salt won't work when you just toss it in the bag like that. I did it that way the first time and you could barely see any change. You need to apply it flat and leave it on as it dries.  So we pulled out our scarves, laid them horizontal (doesn't have to be totally flat, in fact some scrunching adds to the character) THEN put on salt. You probably want to spray with some more water and or paint at this point because the Dye-Na-Flow/salt combo requires a lot of moisture.  Then let it dry.  We used fans and a blow dryer to speed the process.  If you're not doing salt you can simply hang it up after removing from the bag.  Have fun!

  15. HOLY COW! I am so impressed with all of the possibilities of painting on fabrics! There seems to be NO end to what a person can do….many thanks for your tutorials….I'm in!

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