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, February 15, 2011
Waxing on silk
This first piece is silk organza. I had used a plastic lace doily beneath the fabric and rubbed a block of soy wax over the surface, trying to capture its lovely laciness (is that a word?). What I found was that the organza was too loosely woven to truly capture the image of the lace. But I didn't find that out until after ironing the wax out of the piece. This is sponge painted with Setasilk paints.
All in all, I have to say I just LOVE silk. What a difference from cotton, so glossy and slinky. Yum!