1st we prepared our fabrics for dyeing by soaking them in a water and soda ash mixture. Then drying and pressing the fabric.
|The batter was poured onto the fabric.|
|And then rolled with a brayer until it was thin and smooth.|
|Louise had covered her tables in plastic and we laid out the wet fabric to dry.|
|You can draw on the wet flour mixture to create a design. And as shown here you can do it on plain or previously dyed fabric.|
|Here are two more examples the one on the right was made using a rubber stamp method.|
|As the fabric dries it starts to distort and the edges curl up.|
|Here Chris starts drying pieces with a hair dryer.|
|Louise is extra excited about getting to the next step and is using the double fisted drying method.|
Next, mix acrylic paint and water together for a somewhat watery consistency. The thinner it is the more it fills the cracks. You can experiment with this. We did!
|Here the acrylic paint is being painted on top of the flour mixture.|
|I couldn't wait . . . I had to peek!|
|Chris holds up one of our first results!|
Are you ready?
Ta Da . . .
Today, I tried another variation. I used whole wheat flour with a handful of steel cut oatmeal into the mix. Stay tuned for the results.
I'll also be posting the snow dyeing photos shortly.
Be creative, play and have fun!