Monday, November 30, 2015

Ice painting

This whole month I talked about snow and ice in combination with Procion MX dyes, but you can also use ice cubes in combination with paint. This time I painted a piece of fabric (approximately 0,5 yard) with a blue and pearl Lumiere paint. Placed this in a container and added some ice cubes.


By using ice cubes it is easy to place them at random as for this technique it is essential that not everywhere melting occurs. After the ice was melted and the fabric was ironed (from the back) it looked like this:


The light areas are the areas where ice melted. The paint there got mixed with the melting water.
Here is another example. You can see that with this fabric more ice cubes were used, resulting in a very pale fabric.


The fabric is very light, but in this detail photo you can see that it is very pretty:


This is my last blogpost about snow and ice dyeing. I hope you enjoyed them and that it gave you inspiration for the coming winter.

14 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for sharing. i love it!

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  2. Beautiful and an an unexpectedly result. Thank you for sharing your posts this month, it was inspiring.

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  3. This is a super COOL technique!
    Keep Creating = )

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  4. I never thought of using paint and ice cubes. What a great month you have presented. Thank you Wil!!

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  5. Thanks, Wil... it has been very interesting to see how you have used these techniques! I am intrigued by this last post... never would have thought of using ice cubes with fabric paint, but will have to give this a try. Great month!

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  6. thanks. Makes me shiver in a good way!

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  7. Does this technique work if the paint is dry, or do you have to put it into the container with the ice cubes while it is still damp?

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  8. I think it will work on dry fabric as well. After all, when the ice cubes melt, the fabric will get wet anyway. However it is likely that you will get less definition of the paint. I would suggest to try a small piece of fabric to see if you get the result you are after.

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  9. Wow! I have done a lot with paint and fabric but never thought to do this. Regarding the comment about dry fabric: Usually when paint hits dry fabric it doesn't move much but as Wil suggests - trying it is the best way to find out. Thank you for this great month of info and inspiration!

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  10. It has been an excellent month of instruction. I have not only been inspired, I've spent the holiday weekend doing a lot of snow dying. This last one with the paint I would not have thought of on my own. Definitely something I will experiment with. Thank you.

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  11. Thanks for your month of info. I tried a few of them and love the results.

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  12. I've really enjoyed this series, Wil. You've mentioned some of this in passing on your blog but not in as much detail as here so I always puzzled over the process, especially when you talked of using the cubes of frozen dye solution. You've given me some great ideas, things I want to try - and that snow is not that far away for me!

    I never would have thought to try the ice cubes with paint. I know paint will migrate when the fabric is scrunched but the results you got here are different - I never would have dreamed! Thanks so much for sharing your accumulated wisdom.

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  13. A great month, thank so much for all your work shared with us!!

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