Introduction: Creating Two Color Prints With Lumi Inkodye.

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In the first instructable, we covered how to use Lumi inkodyes to create images on fabric. In this instructable, we will create images with two different colors.

Step 1: Choose Your Fabric

Perhaps you have a stain on something, that you want to cover up? Maybe you want to embellish a t-shirt?
Keep in mind, that woven fabrics tend to stretch less, meaning your silkscreen won't stretch out as much. Keep this in mind when choosing which fabric to use. Or, throw caution to the wind, and make whatever your heart desires!

Step 2: Create Stencils

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We cut basic shapes out of cardboard, and used them as stencils.The open space in a stencil is where all the color will appear, conversely, the space where the stencil blocks the sunlight, will not show any color when complete. Keep this in mind when cutting out shapes and stencils.

For a two color stencil, you will want to cut out two parts. One to make the first color, and one to make the second color.

Step 3: Coating the Fabric

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Once you have your stencil cut out, paint your fabric with the Lumi Inkodye. Make sure to keep the paint within the boundaries of your stencil, so that you don't get extra color outside your shape. Use a paintbrush to coat the fabric as best as you can.

Step 4: Exposing the Inkodye

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Once you've coated the fabric, you place your stencil on top of the fabric and set it out in the sunlight. Leave it there for 8 minutes if it's receiving direct sunlight, or 16 minutes if it's cloudy outside.

Step 5: Washing With Inkowash

Once the process of exposing the inkodye is done, head inside and use the inkowash to wash your fabric. Make sure to use warm to hot water, and wash it really well.

Step 6: Add More Inkodye

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Coat the next area with the second color you'd like to use, think about where you'd like this color to appear. In order to avoid mixing colors, use the second stencil to block out any areas where the second color might bleed onto the first.

Step 7: Expose Again

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Once you've coated the fabric, you place your stencil on top of the fabric and set it out in the sunlight. Leave it there for 8 minutes if it's receiving direct sunlight, or 16 minutes if it's cloudy outside.

Step 8: Wash Again

Once the process of exposing the inkodye is done, head inside and use the inkowash to wash your fabric. Make sure to use warm to hot water, and wash it really well.

Step 9: Dry and Done!

Let your fabric air dry, and you're done!
Congratulations, you have a silk screened image, with two colors!

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