Gene commented on the Tuesday post about doing a Color Magnet tutorial. No need! There are several really good tutorials around the web on using this product. Before I share the list I will share some personal tips/observations.
1. I like this product best for screen printing. You get really sharp and crisp images. I think it was developed primarily for screen printing. It will work with stamping and stenciling but it will require a little more practice.
2. The magnet properties are really strong and it keeps working during the first rinse and even sometimes through the first wash. I generally washout my dyed fabrics with all colors together but when I use Color Magnet I do the first wash with like colors only. The magnet will continue to pick up loose dyes from the water so you have to be careful.
Here are some tutorials to get you started.
Videos from Jacquard, the makers of the product:
Immersion Dyeing with CM
Using the Color Magnet Pen with a stencil
Color Magnet with Discharge Chemicals
Screen Printing Tutorial from Artistic Artifacts
Stenciling Color Magnet from Dharma Trading
Stamping Color Magic with Tjaps from Dharma Trading
I hope you will give it a try. I love this product. It's so easy to use and I love the effects.
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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