Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Dyeing with an 'E'

One of my most favorite dyeing techniques
is one that I learned from Jane Dunnewold
while I was a student in her
Art Cloth Mastery Program.
It's the painted interfacing resist method.
I had not used it in a long time,
but my friend Maggi
has been doing a wonderful tutorial on it,
and it brought back such fond memories
that I had to get out my tool box
and play. 
If you are not familiar with this technique,
Maggi can explain it all to you.

Above is one of my wet pieces of silk.
Here is the painted piece of interfacing
that I prepared to use on my silkscreen:

As you can see, I have cut out a few areas of the interfacing,
just to add a bit more interest.

The silk had been previously dyed in the 
lemon yellow, which you can see 
where the thickened dyes were resisted.
If you look carefully,
you can also see the areas where I removed the interfacing.

 Pro Chem's Intense Blue,
Boysenberry, and Burnt Orange
were added to my print paste.
My fabric is batching now,
but I will show results in a day or two.

thanks for dropping by

peace to you!


Jeannie said...

Oh my!!! I love the colors! The technique is one that is in my bucket list. (It is a big bucket!) Tomorrow is another day. What technique will you try? :)

Maggi said...

Fantastic result. Can't wait to see it washed out. Thanks for the plug :)

Ginny Huber said...

Wow Judy!! Am looking forward to seeing the next steps... great colors. Seems very complex in many creative ways. I like Maggi's work, too!

Carol said...

Fascinating, Judy! You don't seem to be resting on your laurels at all, it's just go, go, go. Wonderful!

cri-cri said...

thx Judy for the link, it´s something I´ll try out ...