When painting dye on fabric I use either Liquid Radiance or Sun Dyes. They are virtually the same product and I use them separately or a combination of both, as they give me the same results for my preferred techniques. If you have seen my HUGE Australia quilt all 6.5m/22′ of it was painted using my Sun Dyes.
Sun Dyes are an Australian product and are finely milled acrylic colour that acts like a dye and can be used to dye fabric with all different techniques as well as Sun Printing or as I love to use them, painting with them directly onto fabric, in a watercolour style.
My online class Arty Farty Sunflowers demonstrates the techniques I use and the only difference between Liquid Radiance and Sun Dyes as a product option, is the concentration of each product which affects the dilution ratio. Sun Dyes are a concentrate that is brightest and gives the best results when diluted with water in a ratio of 1:2.
I have put together a set of 10 colours (130ml bottles) including:
Wattle – yellow
Galah – pink
Opal – sky blue
Indigo – dark blue
Grape – purple
Tarragon – green
Clay – Tan
Tanbark – dark chocolate brown
Currawong – black
PLEASE NOTE – I am becoming very reluctant to post these products overseas. It seems the bottles have quite an issue getting thru all the pressure changes as they travel so far. I have repeatedly packaged them as well as possible in boxes with bubble wrap and air pouches and yet they are still mishaps on delivery of colours leaking. Although the amount lost is often minimal, as the dye will spread a very long way. Once the wrapping removed and the bottles cleaned up there is often mush less leakage than as it first appeared. It is disappointing for the customer to receive such a messy, leaky product and disappointing for me to have to partially or fully refund the customer. So reluctantly I am going to advise if you live outside Australia that you don’t order this product from me or if you do, be aware that I will do my best re packaging your product.
Alternatives to this product include Setacolor, DynaFlow and Tsuikeniko all available outside Australia