Thermochromic Silkscreening

Things you need:

  1. Fabric
  2. Silkscreen ink
  3. Silkscreen Equipment (best if it is transparent)
  4. Thermochromic Powder
  • Silkscreen
  • Silkscreen Ink (transparent ink preferred)
  • Thermochromatic Pigment

How to do it:

  1. Stir the thermochromic powder into the silkscreen ink at about 2 to 1 ratio. (make sure to wear mask like Mel)
  2. Spread the mixture above the screen. ( remember to put tissue inbetween your fabric if your fabric is thin or have two layers: like a bag)
  3. Screen it a few times making sure to cover the surface
  4. Let the ink dry naturally.
  5. Have fun seeing the colour change using a hair dryer and aircon wind.



I wanted to make pouches for as many of the samples I needed to submit so I used this Youtube tutorial to teach m how to make the triangle pouch.



One thing I learnt was that I should have ironed a fusing interlace to the polyester satin because the pouch I made is a little more floppy as compared to the video. The silkscreening process was easy because I took the NIE silkscreen module this semester so I did not face any technical difficulties there.

Author: Diane Lim

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