Discharge Paste – how NOT to use it.

How not to do Discharge Paste

It’s not altogether bad for my first attempt at discharge paste.

Discharge paste removes dye from items once they’ve been dyed. You paint (or stamp or whatever) the paste on to your item, then let it dry. Once it’s dry, you steam it with an iron, and the heat is what takes the color out.

Now, ignore that some of the lines weren’t great to start with (I was bouncing Genna while painting!). Notice the big smeary part in the middle and near the bottom of the design. The iron wasn’t entirely hot when I started steaming my hankie and it spit water all over the place.

So, lesson learned. Make sure your iron is good and hot before using it. Especially with discharge paste.


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Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on January 27, 2009, in Completed Projects, Materials and Methods. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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