Dye-Na-Flow is a free flowing, concentrated liquid color for use on any untreated fabric. It will spread on fabric until it is thoroughly absorbed and even. Every fabric has a different flow and spread. It is magical on silk, but it works on any type of fiber, natural and synthetic. On silk it has an even luster. On velvet it is rich. On cotton the color does not alter the feel of the fabric. Dye-Na-Flow is incredibly versatile.
It is perfect for silk painting including the serti technique with resist,spray-on tie dye, watercolor, airbrushing,salt technique, spritzing throughstencils, sponge printing and simplified batik or wax resist effects.
Click on the product name to order Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow in 8oz, 32oz, and Gallon sizes.
Simply apply to pre-washed fabric with a brush, squirt bottle, sponge, or airbrush. Let dry. Iron fabric for 3 minutes on dry
setting appropriate or fabric. Wash in cool water with Synthrapol and rinse.
In the resist technique, lines are drawn on the fabric with
Jacquard Water-Based Resist
Dye-Na-Flow is applied within these lines. When painted on, the paints will flow and spread on the fabric until it reaches
the resist lines. The resist acts as a boundary between colors much like lead in a stained glass window. These islands of
color can be blended, highlighted or accented with other colors.
1. Draw your design with an auto fade pen onto the fabric.
2. Pour the water-based resist or gutta into a plastic applicator bottle with a metal tip.
3. Hold the resist bottle like a pencil. Gently squeeze the bottle until the resist begins to flow. It is a good idea to
practice on a separate piece of fabric until you get the feeling of drawing smooth, flowing, continuous lines.
4. Begin drawing your pattern. Move steadily, but not so quickly that you leave gaps in your lines. All lines must be
connected or the paint will bleed through the gaps in the resist line.
5. Once you’ve completed the design, carefully examine the lines. Make sure the resist has penetrated through to
the back. Go back and fill in any gaps. Let the resist dry completely. Use a hair dryer to speed drying time.
6. Mix and apply the paint. Although Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow is available in 30 colors, you can also mix your colors.
Using the colors full strength will yield the brightest shades. For less vibrant colors or for watercolor washes, the
dyes can be mixed with water up to 25% water.
7. Dip your brush gently into a color. Touch the brush to the fabric about 1/2” from the resist line. The dye will
migrate the rest of the way. Paint all areas inside the resist lines. For large areas, work quickly painting the color
from corner to corner. Always work wet to wet. Never go over a dry area.
8. After you have finished your piece, let dry completely. Heat set according to instructions.
A beautiful starburst affect can be achieved by sprinkling salt over the fabric while the Dye-Na-Flow is still wet.
1. Paint, squirt or sponge the Dye-Na-Flow on the fabric in an all over pattern.
2. Sprinkle the salt onto the fabric. The salt should be applied immediately while the fabric is still very wet. The salt
crystals will begin
to soak up the dye as it dries.
3. Let the salt sit on the fabric until the paints are dry. Brush the salt off of the fabric.
4. Heat set the fabric according to the instructions.
Make beautiful ghost-like images on fabric with simple found objects, leaves or paper cutouts. An easy, fun technique for
kids and adults!
1. Using a brush thoroughly wet down the silk hoop fabric with clean water.