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Hi lovely ladies and gents

I've done a quick search for posts relating to this and couldnt find any, so apologies if I've missed any!

Ive been trying to transfer images onto t shirts using Dylon Image Maker, but the fabric keeps going really stiff, like there is a piece of card stuck to the t shirt! This isn't quite the effect I was after, and was wondering if anyone else had used this and whether they had any tips?

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I have a huge tub of this in my storage and I haven't used it for the same reason. I think it could be diluted, but who knows...

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It's some kind of liquid you put on the image to transfer onto the fabric ...?

Does it have a smell?

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It's a kind of white liquid that you paint on the back of a photocopy image and it transfer the image to the fabric, but it dries so stiff, like glue.

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oh! it sounds exactly like gel medium ...
it is this stuff painters mix with their acrylics to add effects like gloss or textures...
it is also a white-ish liquid

there is another process where u still get the hand of the fabric
u use something called Versa-tool
it is like a soldering iron with different tips (dime-shaped tip, pointed tip etc)
it's used for cutting stencils too ... you just heat it up and burnish the back of the photocopy onto the fabric
it takes a while and you do need something very fine (for ex. satin) and u just don't overdo it else it burns the fabric/paper...

another way is to use Xylene
it can exist in a blender pen (for markers)... i also saw it sold separately in an oil tin sort of box
it has a strong smell so must do it outside
actually i use a respirator for that type of thing ... even with bleach i use a filter

here's a good link !
http://www.art-e-zine.co.uk/image.html

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i actually have a bottle of xylene that I haven't opened yet, but that can only be used on paper, no? I've never considered using it on fabric.

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nope, it works on fabric too
you might even try using a colour laser copy and see if it works
i know that it works with black+white xerox

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