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