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Topic: Tutorial: Homemade Bubble Jet Set *Edited with new recipe* *Edited using inks*  (Read 115040 times)
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whitters
« Reply #70 on: November 23, 2006 10:49:42 PM »

I did use hot water... herhaps I'll use hotter next time? I used the fabric anyways, just scraped the excess off with a credit card. lol. And I printed on it- only problem I see is a few crystals on the fabric.. may reprint.. will keep updated.
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« Reply #71 on: November 24, 2006 11:36:12 AM »

I did use hot water... herhaps I'll use hotter next time? I used the fabric anyways, just scraped the excess off with a credit card. lol. And I printed on it- only problem I see is a few crystals on the fabric.. may reprint.. will keep updated.

Hot tap water should be OK.  Mine just had a few specks which I just brushed off prior to printing.  Do you have any undissolved crystals in your mixture?  Perhaps try sifting them out (and keeping them until you test).  Try again then if it works, throw out the lumpy bits. 
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« Reply #72 on: November 24, 2006 12:48:18 PM »

Hot tap water should be OK.  Mine just had a few specks which I just brushed off prior to printing.  Do you have any undissolved crystals in your mixture?  Perhaps try sifting them out (and keeping them until you test).  Try again then if it works, throw out the lumpy bits. 

I do have some undisolved ones... speaking of- now that I'm awake, I'm going to put it in the water/fabric softner mixture-


Nother question though... we do put the 3g of fabric softner with the Alum/soda ash/water mixture, right?
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whitters
« Reply #73 on: November 24, 2006 03:28:50 PM »

I have since made a better recipe (recipe now edited in the original post) and these are the results (oh, and for Eliea, the first picture is a hand drawing scanned in and printed and for _chittybangbang, the second is a black and white picture of yours truely  Tongue):


The next picture is a close-up of the alum recipe results - MUCH better than the original recipe:


As you can see from the first picture, the fabric has actually been discoloured from the soda ash recipe.   Huh  Not sure why that happened with this one.

I had a little trouble finding Alum.  None of the chemists here in Australia had any.  I had to buy it online from here:  http://www.epharmacy.com.au.  But for you lucky Americans, it seems as if spice shops carry it (from what I've searched in Google) as well as chemists/pharmacies (or do you call them drug stores?).

I know I'm asking so many questions, but I don't understand when you mentioned the
Washing Soda recipe,

and then the Alum recipe...

In the recipe on the first page, you use both washing soda AND Alum...
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« Reply #74 on: November 25, 2006 11:56:51 AM »

Oops!!   Tongue  Sorry.  By the washing soda recipe, I meant the first one which just contained the washing soda and fabric softener (which was OK but there was some fading).  By the Alum recipe, I meant the one with washing soda (reduced amount), alum and fabric softener.   I found the Alum recipe to be more successful.

Nother question though... we do put the 3g of fabric softner with the Alum/soda ash/water mixture, right?

That's right.  Just mix everything together. 

Once you're ready to rinse the fabric after you have treated it with the mixture, left it to dry, ironed then printed on it and left it for 20 minutes - make sure when you rinse the fabric, that the water is cold tap water and you add a little bit of fabric softener.  I just put a "slosh" in  Cheesy.  If you don't add fabric softener, the picture will fade.

Hope this helps.  If not, post with questions!
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« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2006 03:35:52 PM »

So maybe my problem was that I rinsed it in hot tap water? It seemed to fade alot more than I liked and really didn't care for it after that, so I threw it away.

I think I'll make a wallet with the image I print, since I don't think the purse (being that it's a pleated purse) will look nice with the image.. or the image wont look nice with the pleating. lol.

Cheesy Will keep you updated! And thank you for answering my questions.
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« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2006 11:37:58 AM »

I had no idea this was even possible! Thanks!
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« Reply #77 on: December 17, 2006 05:01:31 PM »

Is there anything that can be substituted for the alum?  I just can't find it where I live and can't afford to pay $13 for it online.  My credit cards are maxed  Sad
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« Reply #78 on: December 18, 2006 06:55:54 PM »

QueenofDIY once again I bow to your awesomeness!!!!   Grin Grin

What a goregous bag!  You are my queen!!
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« Reply #79 on: December 28, 2006 02:24:50 AM »

I had no idea what alum was and after some time on google, it seems to be available as a deodorant and as a spice. Which one would be appropriate here?
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