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.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Disperse Dye/Transfer Paints
For our November technique, we're going to be working with transfer paints (aka disperse dyes).
good quality paper
disperse dye (powder form) and/or transfer paints (liquid form)
brushes and sponges for application
fabric that is at least 60% polyester
a variety of resists (whatever floats your boat)
This is a method in which you paint paper with either disperse power dyes, or liquid transfer paint, and then iron your design onto fabric. A variety of techniques will produce varying results - and we'll go through some of them.
Here are some examples:
Gurli Gregersen made this whole cloth quilt using a transfer print, which she then embellished with paint sticks and other media.
Marie-Therese Wisniowski used the technique with resists to produce this lovely example.
I'll give you a couple of days to gather supplies and we'll talk soon!