Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Round Robin #5 - Laura

This fat-quarter sized piece of fabric was a commercial turquoise, like a Kona cotton, and I used it as a rag underneath my previous piece, so it got some of the green thickened dye paste on it--

Then I took the Color Magnet, dipped a pool noodle piece in it, and applied a bunch of circles to it, and let it dry.
Followed by scraping some thickened dye mixed with a dark colored dye powder (I seriously can't remember what color I used)--
After it dried for a day or two, I washed it out.  I think this might be the back of the fabric, since the circles are lighter.
I then got out my Jacquard discharge paste, and this rubbermaid sink thing, and painted on some discharge paste.
It bleached out to a light purple color:
Next, got out the only thermofax screen I have.  It looks like a fine mesh screen--I used some Lumiere paint in silver for this step.
It was around 96 degrees when I was working on this part, and the paint dried after only 2-3 swipes across the screen and clogged up the screen because the lines were so fine.  I had to stop twice and wash the screen in order to keep going.
Here are a couple pictures of the finished piece, I really like how it turned out.

 
It's been fun sharing my experiments and making all this great fabric!

3 comments:

  1. I love your thermofax screen but 96 degrees - sheesh!!! Thank you for sharing. I've enjoyed your experiments!!

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  2. It was dry and hot for about a month here, now it's humid and hot, don't know which is worse.

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  3. Love the layering on this piece, Laura! Thanks so much for participating in the Round Robin discussion this month!

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