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.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This is what the design looks like after dipping it into the wax and stamping on fabric. The fabric was dyed with grape dye powder.
Here is the "weird kitchen tool" I used, it's kind of like a half-moon flipper.
After dyeing this piece in rust orange, then removing the wax, I dyed it again in a warm yellow/fuchsia mixture. Which turned out to be a little too much like the original orange I used--but this piece definitely has some possibilities.