How to Colour Lutradur, Evolon (or Zeelon) using Transfer Paints

You can colour LutradurEvolon or Zeelon using transfer paints and a hot iron. Our short video demonstrates how easy it is to create vibrant colours.

This method of painting is a great technique for transferring single colours, designs or images from paper on to any of our fabrics.

  •  Paint a piece of paper with transfer paint directly from the pot.
    (Use one colour per sheet, as colours can be blended at the ironing stage).
  • Allow the paint to dry thoroughly and don’t worry if the paper curls, as it will unfurl when ironed.
  • Place the paper, paint side down on to the Lutradur, Evolon or Zeelon.
  • Press the back of the paper with a hot dry iron to transfer the paint from the paper to the fabric.
  • Colours can be mixed and blended by ‘over ironing’ with different coloured sheets.

A few tips!

  • Do not use a steam iron.
  • Do not allow the hot iron to come into contact with the Lutradur, Evolon or Zeelon directly, as the fabric will melt.
  • Keep the iron moving, or the shape of the iron will transfer to the material.

To create a Printed Design with Transfer Paints

  • Paint a design on a plain piece of paper (maybe some random spots, dashes or squiggles).
  • Leave to dry.
  • With the painted side facing down, iron the back of the paper and transfer your design on to your fabric.
  • Designs and images can be repeated and colours can be developed and overlaid using this creative technique.

This method of colouring has so many possibilities, why not give it a try?

Transfer paints are available from Colourcraft  (C&A) Ltd and Lutradur, Evolon and Zeelon can be found at our online shop.

by Ruth Morgan | March 16, 2022 | Posted in Evolon, Lutradur, Zeelon
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