The title of this video clip is 'The Spangler Effect - Tie Dye Science' and to summarize this video clip, it is about dyeing a white shirt and creating fun pattern. It involves both science & art and that's probably why it caught my attention.
From this video clip I learn that
- Isopropyl alcohol help to dissolve the Sharpie permanent marker. Thus, allowing the permanent to spread out nicely and mix.
- Although Steve draw a square at the 5:00 mark, he get a circle pattern as he drops the rubbing alcohol in the very centre which allow the rubbing alcohol to spread evenly
- there are mordant bonding spots on the 100% cotton shirt and to be able to open them up, we need to wet the shirt and add a chemical called 'dye-fixer' which is simply sodium carbonate, washing soda. Then the shirt will be able to take the fiber-reactive dye which last only for 24 hours.