This thick paint is smooth to apply and does not spread, allowing good control during application. It can be heat set on fabric with an iron and remains flexible, making it ideal for decorating lycra in sports and dance wear, canvas shoes, and knitwear. It can also be heat set in a tumble dryer (at the temperature suitable to the fabric) where ironing is not practical.
When Jacquard Lumiere paint is used on other surfaces such as clay or wood, a coat of varnish can be applied to increase durability.
|Dragon made from New Clayby 11 year old Liam Farlow|
and painted with Lumiere paint
|Lumiere was used to print this design|
with a Speedy-stamp cut by Alison Bate
The tiny mica particles in Lumiere paint provide decorative shimmering effects on light and dark surfaces. The paint is thick enough to print or stencil with and can be diluted with up to 25% of water for airbrushing or silk painting. Jacquard Neopaque Extender can be added to Lumiere to make the colours more translucent, while the highly pigmented white coloured Jacquard Neopaque can be added to Lumiere to make pastel colours.
The swatch samples below show Jacquard Lumiere colours (left to right) Silver, Bright Gold, Hi-Lite Blue and Hi-Lite Red on denim, Lokta paper, cotton and Leather effect paper. The Hi-Lite colours have been designed for use on dark colours and give a tinted, pearlised finish.
|A selection of Lumiere colours|
|Linda Chapman used Jacquard Lumiere to build up layers|
in her free form embroidery.