ALL PURPOSE INK MINI WORKSTATION
ALL PURPOSE INK MINI WORKSTATION 901 - back to basics
1. A few hints: These pigments are meant to blend, and can be thinned with water. What this means, though, is that if you place one color of wet pigment against another, they will bleed. Always heat set between colors.
2. On a practice piece of fabric, play with the markers, Fantastix, and brushes. To use the Fantastix, dip very briefly into the ink, (it is unnecessary to use too much, a little lasts a long time) and begin coloring on the fabric. The broad tips are great to fill in large areas, and the fine (brush) tip is perfect for details. When you are done, apply the caps. They'll be useable for several weeks. The Fantastix are disposable, but can be used long term by reinking with the same color. They cannot be rinsed and reused for other colors.
3. Trace the outline of your drawing onto the fabric with a textile pen and light table (or tape to a window). Iron, then begin coloring. Keep the paper under the fabric, and switch it with a new piece if the pigment soaks through. You don't want to shift the fabric slightly and have the pigment color the wrong part of the fabric. Use the tape to stabilize the fabric, if necessary.
4. Between each color, and after your image is completed, heat set with a hot, dry iron. Use a scrap of muslin as a pressing cloth if you wish.
5. To obtain a lovely and subtle shading, brush the watercolor brush against the tip of the Fantastix and then apply it to the fabric.
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks are permanent when heat set, blend when working with two wet colors, they can be thinned with water for water color effects, and best of all --the inks do not stiffen your fabric! They're also non-toxic, and acid free.
If you are purchasing one of Patt Blare Workshop To Go DVD, these are the inks you will use.
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