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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mystery revealed

You all came with very interesting suggestions, but nobody had it correct. Unfortunately I did not take pictures during the creation of this fabric. I had planned to do something similar this weekend, but I have the flu and my body said no. This is how I did it:

- I started with a parfait fabric.
- Next step was a leaves linocut and thiox discharge. When you use thiox, do this in a well ventilated area, as the fumes are toxid!
- Third step was to apply a thin layer of paint on a copper tjap using a foam roller and stamp leaves all over. The tjaps show lots of tiny details which most stamps do not show.

As there was no correct guess, I picked Bethany as the winner for this week. Please send  your snail mail address to: wil@wilopiooguta.com


  1. Wow Wil... I so guessed wrong... love the parfait work and the tjap roller - you must use that often. Have always loved your work for SAQA. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Never would have guess all of that, very cool. Feel better soon!


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