Coloring Water-Based Resists
  • Hi, I am using your water-based resists, with the Sennelier Tin Fix dyes and the your Permanent Dyeset Concentrate, on white silk. I am very happy with the results.
    I read that you can add color to your water based resist, so that the remaining line will be another color (black in my case), instead of white.
    How do I color the resist so my outline is black?
    Thanks !
  • All you have to do is mix your dye into the resist. It works best with steam setting, although you should be able to use the Dye Set Concentrate as well. The challenge is in achieving a concentrated color without watering the resist down too much, so that it will still hold a line. For this reason, it is often best to use a powdered dye, such as Jacquard's Acid Dyes (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/acid-dye.html). The Dye Powder can be mixed with a little bit of water to make a paste, which can then be incorporated into the resist. You could also try using a highly concentrated liquid dye, such as Jacquard's CVS dyes (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/concentrated-vinyl-sulphon.html). These dyes will allow you to achieve a deep black, which will be the challenging part, especially if you aren't steam setting...
    I hope this is helpful. Let us know if you have any other questions!