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.
Friday, March 13, 2015
Second IRO Inspired Experiment
They are both 60 x 18 inches of close woven cotton. I love this fabric because it just takes the dye so well. See how bright those colors are? Again I drew the shapes with a pencil before I started scraping the thickened dyes into the shapes. I was free in following the lines since it was just a collection of fun flowing shapes. I was also free with the thickness of the dye layers intentionally creating texture. Knowing I was hoping to get the shading from the different thicknesses I always tried to scrape to accentuate the flow of the shapes.
You will notice that the squirted black lines are different in the two pieces. The one on top is more free with the line placement. The lines on the bottom are closer to outlines. In person I like the top one with the free lines better but in the pictures I prefer the bottom one with the outlines. Do you have a preference?
Here are some detail shots.
Brought to you Judith.