A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Monday, March 14, 2011
If I ever did this again, I'd do it all freehand, since following the lines exactly when sewing is too hard for me. I did the stitching for one flower, then started on another, but quit before finishing it. This little red flower, and the leaves were done freehand, a much more satisfying way to do this type of work.
I used the inktense pencils, mixed with fabric medium, and although the colors on the bigger flower are gruesome, it was a nice technique to try.
The fabric was slightly stiff when dry, not too bad. I'm going to heat set this tonight after work and wash it to see how stable it is.