I have been hunting for a good water soluble resist. I’ve used blue school glue and it works fine, but I wanted something a bit thinner. I have tried several bottles of Jacquard resist and have not been happy at all. It spread all over the place. I was told by a chemist at Jacquard a year or so ago that they were changing their formula. I don’t know if that happened or not. However, recently while trolling the web I ran across Cleanline, made by Lumi. Before I go on, this is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to share this with you.
Before I begin, here are my results with the Cleanline on both silk and cotton. I used the same color and design so I could make a good comparison.
I used Jacquard Dye-na-Flow on both the silk and cotton hankies. The tutorial shows you the steps on the silk.
The stencil I used was given to me by Susanne in my Indigo dyeing class last week. They are the packaging for frozen dinners. I was pretty excited when I saw these!
I ironed freezer paper to the back of my silk hanky and began to stencil using the Cleanline. (I didn’t need to use freezer paper with the cotton.)
It is nice that Cleanline is colored so you can see what you have marked on your fabric. I also used a brush from my stash.
Now this resist needs to dry. The bottle says it dries in 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on how thick it’s applied. Since I did this at night, I let it dry until the next morning.
I removed the freezer paper and started painting with water added to the Dye-na-Flow.
And here is the piece painted.
Now I needed to wait until the Dye-na-Flow was dry. Once it was dry, I ironed the back side of the fabric for three minutes to set the paint.
Once it was heat set, I ran the hanky under warm water to wash out the resist, and then popped it in the dryer. Here is the finished silk hankie.
Here is the cotton hanky.
I was happy with the results on both of these hankies. The marks on the cotton are not as white because I was in a hurry to get this done.
The good news is that this resist works great on both fabrics. The bad news, according to their website, is they are “retiring” this product. I’m so glad I took a chance on this product.
Hoping you are having a creative day! Looking for more inspiration? Check out Nina-Marie Sayre’s Off the Wall Friday posts.
UPDATE! Lumi, the company that makes Cleanline, contacted me to say they have decided not to retire this product. Great news!
This is great information as I like to do resists and have tried both the glue and the Jacquard product.
I will look into ordering it.
Love the stencil and the scarf too!
these are gorgeous..I found some on Dharma Trading…so will have to buy it soon!
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looks wonderful, couple questions… what food did the stencil come from, would like to get that one, and why is that resist being discontinued.. looks great to me, and easy!
Holly, Thanks! Look forward to seeing what you create!
Marsha, Thanks. That’s where I bought mine.
Vivian, I don’t know. Ellen on Facebook thought they were dinners that steam, possibly Healthy Choice. I have no idea why they would discontinue it since it’s so much better than Jacquard’s and so easy to use.
Love your blog and posts. Everything is so easily read and easy to see and understand. Too bad about the resist. Sounds like a great product. Thanks for sharing.
Carolann, Thank you for your sweet and kind words. It’s really strange that they’d discontinue it. However, maybe they have something better planned!! Thanks for dropping by.
That is awesome Lynda!! I love that you can iron over the resist. Would the resist work with thickened dyes?
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Lisa, You iron on the backside of the fabric so you don’t iron directly on top of the resist. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with thickened dyes. I thought about trying that but was wanting to play with Dye-na-Flow. I’m so happy to find a good resist. Not sure if I need to stock up before it goes off the market!
Thanks so much for trying this product and sharing the results. It is very useful for me.
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I love those plates as stencils! I saved a bunch of them. Do you know if the clean line can still be purchased? I need to get some.
I bought some Clean Line at a quilt show, the same booth where I buy my dyes. They recommended it, sorry to hear they may discontinue the product. Your napkins are just beautiful, you’ve given me a nudge I need to play with some napkins I have. 🙂
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Eileen, You are so welcome!
Denise, You can purchase Cleanline from dharmatrading.com.
Diane, I got an email from Lumi this afternoon. They said due to interest from users they are rethinking their retirement of Cleanline and will be doing another production run to fulfill orders. Yeah! Let’s see your napkins!
This looks amazing! I love it.
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Hi Lynda… what a terrific tutorial and the product looks great. It does seem that everything we find that is a special help in the art we love to create is either retiring or no longer available. DRAT! Sure isn’t available here in Canada. Thanks so much for sharing and can’t wait to see what you are up to next.
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Bethany, Thanks! I did hear via email yesterday from the company and they’ve changed their mind and are NOT going to retire the product. In fact, she said they are doing a new production run this week to fill orders. Too bad you can’t get it in Canada. Darn!
Terrific results, Lynda! And glad to hear they will be continuing to produce the resist. I love how the stencil came out… will be looking for the frozen entree today that comes with the basket!
Judy, Thanks. I’m glad too!
Love this technique! I wonder what other objects around the house could make interesting stencils? FYI, Cleanline is back in stock: http://store.lumi.co/products/cleanline
Stephan, All kinds of things can be used as stencils! Glad to hear Cleanline is back in stock.
Very inspiring and lovely! Gotta get some!
Cathy, Thanks! I look forward to see what you do with this stuff.
This looks like a great product. Thanks for sharing the information. I really enjoy your blog. Your artwork is beautiful and you do an excellent job of showing readers how to use products and techniques.
Hi Connie, It is a great product. Missed you at Scarlet’s. We need to get together for lunch or coffee soon.
Lynda, thanks for such a great review. I have been searching for something to use and this seems like it will work great. I’ve ordered some and can’t wait to experiment with it.
Angie, I think you will really like this. I’d love to see what you do with it. Thanks for dropping by.
thanks for the information. I just realized that I purchased Cleanline last time I was in Dharma Trading but haven’t used it yet…..and I love the frozen dinner stencil!!!
Marie, I love Cleanline! Yep, you need to get it out!
I think the colors on these ice dyed fabrics are just great. I’m glad you mentioned drying the fabric after soda ash soaking, I think I have skipped that step in the past and I’m sure it makes a difference on the saturation. Thanks!
Katie, Yes, You need to let it dry – don’t put it in the dryer. It would definitely make a difference.