I'm a total newbie and am trying to decipher what I need. It's more confusing that I thought it would be! I'm looking at a PROChemical & Dye catalog right now and have a few questions.
I would like to dye 25, 19mm silk charmeuse scarves that will have a fine-lined black design for which I might use photo emulsion screen printing. A few small areas will have some kind of wax resist before I dye. Because of the wax, it looks like that will knock out acid dyes that have to be boiled. Is this correct?
1) Is Pro-MX my only choice for dye since it dyes at a lower temperature? For the black design, would I use Pro-MX Black mixed with the print base, or black printing ink mixed with the print base? For whichever one, does this mixture need to be thickened in order to get a crisp thin black line? I don't want the line to diffuse once it's squeegeed on.
2) For Pro-MX Reactive dye, I just read that using soda ash removes some of the lustre. I'd prefer to keep it. Also, I would like to get good salt effects. Could I use some formula for Pro-MX with acid, paint it on with a brush or something else, then throw Starburst salt on it? How long would this need to dry before I wash it?
3) If Pro-MX is the one to use, I am trying to get a medium chartreuse color. There is a color "Chartreuse" but the colors are for cotton. To get Chartreuse on silk, do you need to use #7195 Forest Green? I would appreciate help from anyone with experience in getting this color on silk.
Thanks in advance....