Friday, July 4, 2014
Round Robin, Solo Style - Round 3, Stamping
Since I laundered the fabric last time to remove the wax, I needed to either re-soak the fabric in soda ash solution if I wanted to use thickened dyes, or switch to fabric or craft paints... I decided to use craft paints for the stamping round, but you can do either way... faster!
I studied my fabric for awhile before I decided on my next step. My previous round left some of the original dyed areas exposed, since the fabric was larger than my project board. No problem! I am totally in play mode here, and don’t really have a plan of action, other than to combine various techniques to see what I come up with.
I did decide for now to use stamps that resemble those used in the batik step, only now I will be using fabric paints.
Shown above is one side of the fabric, and the stamp I will be using to print with.
Here is the fabric after I stamped the row. Note: I did not measure to make the stamps even… just eye-balled the position. One thing that makes this stamp nice is that I used plexiglass as my back, so I can see through it to position the stamp. I learned that little trick from Melanie Testa… thanks, Melly!
So what next? Stay tuned... I still have a few tricks up my sleeve!