Wednesday, February 15, 2012
A couple of discharge projects.
I am hoping to work on some discharge projects this weekend but till then I thought I would show you a couple of wall hangings I have. They are not "high ART" but I have them hanging in my office and actually get more comments on them than I do on my more sophisticated pieces.
This is a piece of black cotton from Joann's that I brushed with Decolourant to see what would happen. I know it is Decolourant because when I used bleach, the fabric discharged to brown rather than this grey. To integrated the two colors, I used some embroidery floss to quilt outline the discharged area. I was experimenting with copper wire and affixing beach stones.
In this piece I got a bit more adventurous and did the quilting with the embroidery thread before I discharged the material. If you look in the discharged areas you can see the added texture I got from discharging it after quilting.
Are you familiar with Decolourant? Here is the product page with how-to's for painting, printing, stamping, screening, and spraying with Decolourant. I'll be doing some of that this weekend!