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Speaker 1: Now I'm going to demonstrate for you how to actually do a inkAID transfer on
to fabric. Really for selecting your fabric, again, I recommend that you purchase a bleached
muslin. Something that's a very cotton, tight-weave which is going to give you the best results.
What we have here is we have the transparency film that we coated and also the transparency
film that you can buy directly from inkAID. It actually is really nice when you get to
see like the inkAID 1, it's going to give you a very clean picture, smooth image almost
look like just like a photograph that comes off the printer.
Where the hand-coated is going to actually give you brush strokes and it's going to look
more handcrafted from that perspective. Very simple steps and easy items that you
need to be able to produce this. You just want to work with, again, we have our little
cutting board here, some sort of base brayer which allows you to add contact from the transfer
to the fabric and then I just use a card ... this, again, allows you to put pressure down ... some
paper towels and a little water bottle. To start the process, you just want to go
ahead and dampen down your fabric. I like to get it nice and coated but you can see
here that some of the water is actually starting to bubble up and that means that it's just
really, really wet in that area so I usually just take a paper towel behind there ... put
this out of the way ... wipe down my work space, put the fabric back.
You can either put a paper towel underneath if you want but you just want to get it nice
and damp without any water pooling. I dried that up, I mean, I just put my paper towel
underneath, dampen that down. Once it's nice and good damp, you can take
your transparency. You want to make sure you put the sticky side down and I just lay it
down the corners like this and then with a little bit of the brayer just even pressuring,
you just want to smooth it over your fabric so it's nice in contact, nice contact. Nice
even pressure, just going over your image. Once you have the contact down, then you can
go with the credit card and you can start brayering it down, which means you really
just put a lot of pressure in, move it over the image.
You want to give it time to allow the inkAID to set in to the fabric. You want to let it
set for a good two minutes or so and you'll start to see the texture which is wonderful.
You'll start to see the texture of the fabric coming through which is really beautiful.
If you get it too wet or if you push too hard, you can have your ink actually start pooling
which will mean that it will bleed out on the edges. You just want to make sure that
you have it damp, moist, and then just allow it to have that contact and give it time to
set up. You can see that some of it is coming through here.
Once you go to check it, you can just start pulling back a little bit of of a corner from
the transparency film and you can see here that there's still ink that's actually up
on the transparency so it just needs a little more time that's why you just let it set to
cook. While we let that sit, we're going to just
move right over and do the same thing with the inkAID coated transparency. It's the same
process. You just want to dampen down your fabric nice and even. Take your paper towel,
dry up any of that excess water underneath. Blot it up so it's nice and even ... also
helps you smooth out any wrinkles if you have any.
Again, you just want to take your transparency paper, reverse it so it's sticky side down
or ink side down. Using your brayer, you just want to get good solid contact, roll it all
down, get it nice and on there, making sure you're going both directions but even pressure
because, again, too much water, your ink will start pooling. You just want to make sure
that you get nice contact and then just let your card go over. Just really smooth that
down. We're going to do the same process that we
did with the other, just let it sit until we can get an all nice and good contact ... about
two minutes and you can always just check the corner to see how you're doing.
Here's for our big reveal. This is what it's going to look like when we peel up the transfer
film that we coated ourselves, so nice contact. See how we have all of that really cool interrupted
color, looks very vintage and it's really nice with the brush strokes here. Really adds
a different dynamic, looks more like a painting. Here is the reveal of the transfer with the
inkAID transfer film or inkAID precoats this. You can see much more finished product, very,
very even but we're still getting some of that beautiful interruption. It just looks
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