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Puppet Construction => BlackLight Puppet Building => Topic started by: MsPuppet on May 11, 2010, 03:16:35 pm



Title: Fluorescent dye
Post by: MsPuppet on May 11, 2010, 03:16:35 pm
I thought there was some info on here regarding dyes, but I cannot find anything regarding fluorescent dye.  I need to dye some foam, and want it to be red or pink under blacklight.  I have spray painted it before, but was not really happy with the results (tends to flake off after a while). 
Help!


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: Chris Arveson on May 11, 2010, 03:53:29 pm
Although not a dye, you might check out Jacquard Textile colors http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/textilecolors/ (http://www.jacquardproducts.com/products/paints/textilecolors/) to see if you think their product might work.


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: Shawn Sorrell on May 12, 2010, 05:51:16 am
I don't think that normally you can get dyes that are florescent under black light. I would try Chris's suggestion of the fabric paints. They should be much more flexible so shouldn't flake off on you as bad.


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: Out of the Box Puppets on May 12, 2010, 06:16:51 am
Here's a good source for dye information.
http://www.pburch.net/drupal/?q=node/627

I'm not sure if any of the dyes will work on foam.

Julie


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on May 12, 2010, 06:40:55 am
Sorry for chiming in late just out of the hospital again.......................... You may be able to find some acid base dyes at Dharma trading. They have a couple of flourese colors in fuchsia and yellow.
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/9236231-AA.shtml (http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/9236231-AA.shtml)

Billy D.


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: MsPuppet on May 12, 2010, 06:18:55 pm
Thanks Billy, that's what I was looking for. I ordered some and will try it.



Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: MsPuppet on May 20, 2010, 08:34:26 pm
Dyed the foam today. So far so good!


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on May 20, 2010, 08:53:29 pm
Dyed the foam today. So far so good!

Pictures please

Billy D.


Title: Re: Fluorescent dye
Post by: MsPuppet on May 21, 2010, 03:02:55 pm
Billy - will take pictures when I finish.  The pink (fuschia) does fluoresce, not as well as some other stuff I have used. Not sure how far away you can put the blacklights and have it show up. I will have to figure it out.