Black gets feathery edges during steam...why?
  • I use Jaquard Red Label dyes with No-Flo mixed in to thicken dye like syrup. I paint a ground first and let it dry and then paint with a sumi brush to add details directly (on 19mm charmeuse). The black always blurs and feathers during the steam. Often only on one side of the roll. Any one else with this issue? Suggested solutions?

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  • Hi Michelle,

    Let me talk to the folks in the chemistry department about this...
    couple of questions, though - are you using a vertical steamer? is it the top or bottom side of the roll that you are seeing the feathering - closer or further from the water? what temperature does your steam pot reach during the steam process?

    annette