This image (right) shows a print we created by placing keys on the wet painted fabric. In sun printing the colour disappears from areas obscured from the sunshine by a stencil or object.
Pebeo are now discontinuing Setacolor Soleil, so I decided to test the Jacquard Dye-na-flow paints to see if they are equally effective. I first sprayed my fabric with water before painting one side in Scarlet and the other side in Golden Yellow. You can see how sunny it was by the darkness of the shadow cast by the paint jars.
|A plastic bin bag was taped to the table to protect the surface|
|Flat stencils which obscure the light should be used|
All is not lost, the opportunity to use the Jacquard Dye-na-flow paints demonstrated the brilliance of these colours and their fluidity. They are ideal for painting onto silk and finely woven fabrics and become wash fast when heat set with an iron.
Take a peak at the Jacquard video to see a successful sun print created using Dye-na-flow and add this to your list of Summer activities, should it ever come! See the paints on the George Weil website