Emilythepemily is AN INDEPENDENT BRITISH ILLUSTRATION LABEL SELLING HAND PRINTED T-SHIRTS AND ACCESSORIES INSPIRED BY ROCK N ROLL, TATTOO AND TEA. This is a Blog by Illustrator Emily Boyd

26 May 2009

DYSPERSE DYING

This is the easiest and most amazing process, which I just happened to stumble upon when my fellow grad cert Bec asked our tutor to show her some dysperse dying. I latched on to the demo and it was like magic from then on.

I played about a bit and bought some to play at home with from Kemtex but found the process difficult to incorporate the process into digital surface design. However, there was a way and through much experimenting I found that if you coloured in photocopies with the dysperse dye and heat press the garment you get a wonderful duplicate of your photocopy, not only in the colours you want but also you get an un-coloured outline. This is where the photocopy carbon blocks the dyes from the fabrics.... its fantastic... and contains a digital element!

so with thanks to a little help from Becs, here is the guide to dysperse dyes

STEP 1Get your dyes and you SYNTHETIC (very very important) fabrics and paint away!

STEP 2
Set the heat press to 187 for 30 seconds or set your iron to its hottest temperature.


STEP 3
Lay your fabric on the table first...and your (dry) image face down on top.


STEP 4
Lay baking paper on top of everything to protect it all.


STEP 5
Press down and wait or
Iron evenly... the moment you think its done..do it for another 30 secs...moving the iron constantly!

STEP 6
Lift and peel off the image

ET VOILA!!!
You can sort of see the white photocopy blocked marks in these last two. (sorry about the photos)

I adore this last one.....



















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