deColourant® offers you a new way add design details to your natural fabrics and papers. deColourant® does not change your fabric or papers in any way—it works exclusively on the color dyes, removing those dyes and revealing the true beauty underneath. deColourant® not only removes the dyes, it also replaces them with your color choice in a one-step, non-messy process.
Have you ever tried using discharge pastes to remove the color from fabric? If so, you know how messy and smelly the process is, and you know that you can never get really good results. deColourant® and deColourant® Plus changes all that. Great precision, fantastic fine line detail, all in an easy to use citrus scented creme.
I found the product worked well when stenciled, on most all of the fabrics. I also stamped the fabric with a circular foam brush to achieve a polka dot discharge effect.
I found the stenciling (with a stencil paint brush) to be a fairly effective technique on the majority of the fabrics. The black printed cotton discharged all the way to white, whilst the other fabrics appeared to discharge to varying shades of tan, or a lighter shade of the original color.D. Brown, Professor of Fiber Design at the University of Wyoming
deColourant® is amazing! As an artist that creates clothing, I enjoy painting and dying, and have had some forays into discharge. But due to the fact that I often work in silk, bleach wasn't an option, and the discharge paste on the market, I found to be lacking (not to mention stinky). Using thiox for whole piece discharge was fine for some applications such as shibori, or other tied resist media, but getting fine detail was next to impossible… Read MoreN. Coman, Dragonfly Threads
The other discharge paste that I have used (Jacquard) was smelly, and the results were a bit hap-hazard. After trying deColourant® creme and deColourant® spray, I can say that this will be my go to product from now on. I got beautiful results with both the creme and the spray. The smell was much less offensive than the Jacquard brand, and I was able to get a good discharge. It also allows me to stop the discharging at any point if I really liked the colors I am getting. I actually liked the color of the creme, as it made screen printing much easier. I could see where it was going quite nicely I love the consistency of the creme. Not to (how to put this pleasantly) snotty. Great for stencil, screen print and direct application, where the Jacquard product really falls down. I have been very pleased with the product over all, and found it far superior to the Jacquard paste. I will now be able to add discharge to my work much more freely, and I am excited about that!
I have tried it on a number of fabrics cotton, rayon, silk hemp, linen. All of them discharged beautifully. I really didn't find one that wouldn't come out.
My acid test was the black cottons, both woven and knit. The blacks went through the most wonderful series of shades, depending on the base of the dye, and it was great to be able to stop at any time and not just go from dark to discharged.
Turquoise is a notorious color to remove, especially from hand dyed fabrics. I had great results on cotton. I can't wait to try this on hand dyed silk!
This stuff seemed heaven-sent. No harmful fumes, no noxious odors, and it rinses out easily with just soap and water. In fact, if you change your mind and don't like the design, you can rinse it out without it discharging! ...I love deColourant®! It's great fun removing color and adding it back! I tried using stamps, but I liked it best with stencils.K. Silvers, Mixed Media Artist
It is something quite exciting! As an avid papercrafter I love the way it works on paper and card. It works particularly well on inked card and paper. I have been disappointed by bleach inkpads in the past, I have found this to be much more reliable. On cloth, deColourant® does not sit on top. It penetrates the fibers so when you are done, you are left with the material feeling like it was produced that way.D. Paramour, Designer, Illustrator & Artist
I was curious to see how it, (a gelli plate), would handle something with a chemical kick like deColourant®. I let the deColourant® sit on it for a good ten minutes before I wiped it off to see if it had eaten a hole in the gel. It hadn't! That made me happy.L. Krawczyk, Fiber Artist
We thoroughly enjoyed using this product, and I am not affliated with the company at all, but you all have to try this stuff. It works great.Diane