Friday, August 20, 2010

Painting Fabric

Three of us got together on Wednesday to Sun Print using Setacolor and Dynaflow paints. Being in the NW of the US meant that the sun didn't come out until after lunch! Some of the prints still worked. At least the wind wasn't blowing.
On this one I used the freezer paper snowflake shapes I'd cut out to use as a stencil on another piece. They aren't ironed down-use laid on top of the fabric.I decided to try a white on whits fabric to see what would happen. It's busier but has real possibilities.
We started talking about whether shibori techniques would work, so I folded the wet fabric in pleats in two directions and let it dry. It made a nice grid-need to try more.  Neither of them have a blog, so I can't direct you to their work.


Vicki W said...

What fun! I found that as long as you have some heat to facilitate the fabric drying that you don't need sun. The technique seems to be more about the wet paint wicking out from under the masked areas while it dries. Figuring that out really helped me a lot to predict my results.

Suztats said...

This sounds like it could be a lot of fun! Now I just need the right materials, and I can play, too.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

great results Sandy - I love that third one. What a beautiful piece that is.

Evelyn and Lise said...

Sandy, Love your painted fabric. The third one is my favorite. How did you get the fine design on that one?