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, November 18, 2014
Another painting technique
For today I have another painting technique. Normally I work with my own hand dyed fabric, but this time I started with a brightly colored batik and stitched a lot of folds in it. Stitching takes time, but it gives the option of slightly bended lines. Something you cannot achieve with folding. Plus it gives sharp outlines when you paint the fabrique.
After the stitching your fabric looks like this, top:
Next step is to protect your working area with plastic or old newspaper. As paint I used Lumiere halo gold blue. With a foam brush I applied the paint till the whole front was covered.
Let the paint dry and remove all the stitches. Iron your fabric from the back and this is the result: