Kickstarter is a brilliant crowd-funding website which I occasionally have a peep at. Miles was having a browse last week and found this amazing company called Lumi; when he sent me the link I immediately backed the project and have been excited about it ever since.
Lumi have created a dye to paint on substrates with just light; by taking pics on a smart phone you can then create negatives really easily, and simply paint onto your desired object or fabric and await the finished result. The dye develops wherever the negative is clear, and in the dark areas it remains white. The beauty of this process is that no screens need to be made up, it can be easily done at home as opposed to renting a workshop space, and it’s EASY!
Although I am now “officially” a designer, writer and blogger, my degree was in 2 dimensional design and a lot of my time was spent in textiles workshops screen-printing and messing around with fabric and paint, so this type of work really gets my juices flowing. I can’t wait to receive my kit and show you what I get up to with the paints.
This video explains really well ow the process works:
What do you think, would you give Lumi a try? I can’t wait!
(images via Lumi)