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more fabric painting

By spotogspindel | May 15, 2013

One of the absolutely coolest fabric colors, is the thermo-crome-colors. The name gives a hint 😉 These colors are magical! See below: I´ve made a fern-herat print in neon-pink. Over this I´ve printed with magenta thermo-crome. (Both samples on different stretch-materials)

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After it´s dry, I fixate it in this big heat-press. (Guess what I want for Christmas?!? ;-))

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You can see the pink heart under the pink paint under my hand.

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But watch what happens when I remove my hand!:

Wow! A handprint!

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But seriously, isn´t this fascinating?! There is a lot of chemistry involved in the process. This binder is simply made to react at a certain temperature, just around the body temperature, so it changes colors. Uber-cool, of you ask me!

Topics: Diverse | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “more fabric painting”

  1. gail Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 02:40

    Very cool — so does the handprint stay or fade when your hand moves away? Every parent of a teen age daughter will want this fabric before they send their child out on a date, lol.

  2. spotogspindel Says:
    May 16th, 2013 at 07:37

    Ha, ha, ha… no. As the temperature changes back to room temperature, the color comes back. 🙂

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