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, April 1, 2014
Putting color on fabric
Over the next four days I will show you 4 different ways I have applied color to fabric. Some are a twist on traditional methods and some occurred as an accident while I was doing something else.
The first method I'd like to show is using wax. Wax and dyes are my favorite tools. On this first piece I used wax on a silk screen to apply color to yardage.
The next is ordinary batik. The twist is I used thickened dyes and scraped them on with a credit card. This applies such a small skim coat of dye that you can actually color the opposite side in another color.
This is another piece but you can see what I mean.
The last technique I used was applying the hot wax with a brush. First I used a notched foam brush and second dollops of wax from a large paint brush. I did this one on a piece of luscious soft linen. Yum!
Again I used a credit card and colored both sides differently.