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.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Charlene's piece for the Surface Design Round Robin
Remember Charlene's piece that I had showed you and asked for help? So far it has been parfait dyed by Charlene and then Beth had given it squiggles/sun rays from a thermofax screen using gold paint. I got to the do the next layer and was a bit concerned. The piece was pretty and I really didn't want to screw up.
After a month of hanging on my design wall I decided to use charcoal to highlight the shifts in colors. I made the charcoal permanent by coating the fabric with a textile medium. Here is the result. What I was already seeing as a fiery sun has become more distinct and dramatic. I think my addition was successful.
How are you doing with your Surface Design Round Robin pieces? I would love to see pictures!