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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I'm succumbing to the pressure
This is not my favorite time to be bleaching but I thought I'd share some really old pieces I did a few years ago. This is my travertine tile entry way inside my front door.
I had a few left over (yes, I laid this tile myself) and used 3X3 tiles, sprayed them with bleach and dropped some black cotton on it. It actually came out very well.
Even before I did this one, Rosalita and I did bleach on a piece of black cotton with dried flour paste mixture on it. The flour paste dried and cracked and we sprayed some bleach on it. That was nice too.
And this is an area in my regular studio that faces the barn (2 feet away). The window is a slider and unlocked all year so I don't get a cramp trying to unlock it. I just slide the window open, put the fan on which is blowing out and fiddle away. I wouldn't use bleach but I do iron discharge paste, transfer dyed and burn and melt organza, Tyvec and generally anything I can put color on and melt. Very fun.
And this table is CLEAN. You should see it when it's not...