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.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Painting technique day 17

Crumpling and Sunprinting

This is another oldie but goodie but makes a great first layer. Basically this is just a piece of heavily misted cloth with some paint on it - pretty diluted. I crumpled it into a ball and set it out to dry.

This is a previously crumpled piece.

This is sun printing and the only thing I am going to say about this is that Lynda covered this technique pretty thoroughly on the fire blog during June 2014.


  1. I like crumpling and scrunching. Texture is everything!

  2. Like the purple fabric a lot. In Mickey Lawler's Skydyes book she has lots of tips on painting on fabric to get texture. Here is a link to my blog to show some I did. http://jeanneairdartfabricandquilts.blogspot.com/search/label/painting%20fabric


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