Full of simple and accessible techniques. There is a U Tube interview with the author if you are interested.
One of these is to use 'wet on wet' painting to apply background colour to fabric. The process is very simple.
I lightly wetted the dry fabric (in this case by sprinkling water onto the fabric). An alternative would be to use a water spray - but could I find mine!!??
Then I boldly applied the paint using a brush. In this sample I used two colours – Chartreuse and Salmon - from the Dy Na Flow range.
The second colour is applied while the first colour is wet. Then the piece is put to one side to dry. (In this case I left the fabric on the background plastic sheet).
I did a second sample using three colours - Brass, Ochre and Sun Yellow, again Dy-Na-Flow.
Here are the finished samples.
While I like them, and will definately use them for over printing, it was not quite the affect I was expecting.
I think it was because I left the samples to dry on the plastic sheeting, so for a while the colours continued to run into each other and the leaf shapes were lost.
|Brass, ochre and sun yellow.|
|Chartreuse and salmon/|