Where can I get Heat/Light/Water reactive pigments for textiles??

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  1. liv-forever

    liv-forever New Member

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    Hi
    Im looking at using heat/light nd water reactive pigments for my textile prints but am having trouble finding suppliers. If anyone knows anywhere either based in the uk or willing to ship here please let me know.
    Thanks
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  2. gius

    gius Active Member

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    can you give us an example of what these pigments do when they 'react' to heat/light/water ?

    i know of a base called puff paint
    you mix it yourself with pigment
    one of the brands that carry them is Polyfab and after drying, you heat it with an iron or heat gun and it puffs up

    this is not a really unusual product i think
    i have seen several artist supply shops carry them... another brand is Pebeo/Seatcolor but it doesn't rise as much,,more subtle
    asking screen printing artists/graphic designers should do the trick since they deal a lot with different kinds of pigments for different effects

    would love to hear more and where you heard about these
     
  3. fourboltmain

    fourboltmain More Old Skool Than You

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    You mean like a mood ring effect? Or something along the lines in the actual process of making it?

    Would this work? Liquid Light?

    http://www.rockaloid.com/products.html

    If you can use a darkroom, this stuff is amazing. You can print on anything, as big as you want. There's also a few more things on that page, some not requiring a darkroom at all. A better idea of the end result would get a better answer as far as what you're looking for.
     
    #3 fourboltmain, Nov 19, 2008
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  4. gius

    gius Active Member

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    that looks cool, fbm :o
    it has the effect of a rayograph no?
    like this
    -feathers and some misc items
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