Monday, October 12, 2009
Trial and Error-Fabric class cont'd
After dyeing our fabric last week, today was all about trying different printing techniques. We decided pretty fast which ones we liked and which ones we didn't. I ended up distroying my hand cut stencil when my bleach pen ate it up, warping it beyond repair. My stencil was too thin so I had to switch to some thicker manufactured ones I had. I found that that stenciling with a soft bodied white paint gave me the clean crisp lines I was looking for. Francesca liked the blurryness of the bleach pen and Carol did a great job stenciling with wax and dipping her fabric in a darker dye. The only method we didn't try yet was block printing with the hand carved blocks we made.