Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sugar Syrup revisited

Sorry Kathy, to interrupt your series with my final results of the sugar syrup of the August experiment, but I am too happy with the final results to leave them in the cupboard without sharing.
And after all, it is painted with thickened dyes, which makes it a bit more acceptable perhaps ;-).



I left the self-made sugar-syrup in the refrigerator for another 2 weeks, without covering, and it got nice thick and still clear... So I used it in printing with kitchen-stamps on the PFD fabric:
This a glass-print:


After one day:


And I printed with a plastic cover, a cork, and a baking form:

 
Painted with thickened procion dyes, including soda-ash:
 
 
Sprayed it a little with water, to facilitate the batching:



It´s magic seeing the sugar crystals pop up:


After two hours batching, rinsing and ironing, I was very happy to see the results:

 

I will make myself a nice new agenda cover for the new year!


PS. all the other sugar syrups didn´t work for me, please check my blog in dutch, the pictures will speak for themselves ;-).
http://verfvirus.blogspot.nl/2012/08/nog-een-keer-suikerstroop.html
http://verfvirus.blogspot.nl/2012/08/limonadesiroop.html
http://verfvirus.blogspot.nl/2012/08/schenkstroop.html

Ok Kathy, now I´m ready to join the new September experiment!

7 comments:

  1. Nienke, I love how these attempts came out! I see what you mean with the other syrups... too runny, and they did resist the dyes too well! But I like the results shown here well enough to try sugar syrup again... never thought of leaving the container open in the refrigerator! Will try that next time.

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  2. These are SO nice. I love the way the syrup "bubbles" and "crystallizes" to make such organic markings in the cloth.

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  3. I love your dyed fabrics! I want to see them soon.
    http://quiltaart.blogspot.nl

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  4. I credit you with staying with this project looking for smashing results which you have now achieved. Great work as always Nienke.

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  5. These are marvelous! I am still playing around with it also. I have found that the syrup performs better after it's been refrigerated for a while.

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  6. Nienke, these are great. Now you can take all the thickened dyes you mixed and see what results you get with brushes. I wonder if you could work some of the syrup into a painting? hmm

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