Thursday, 13 October 2011

Look What I Found in the Back of the Fridge

Not month old vegetables. Thickened dye left over from some project or other.
I spooned it onto a glass plate.
Then with gloved hands started spreading it out.
Before placing a piece of brushed cotton on top. I used the brayer to ensure good contact.  Now at this stage I need to make a couple of points. The thickened dye was old and there was no guarantees about its effectiveness. I also hadn’t actually planned to do this so hadn’t properly prepared the fabric, no prewashing etc. So colourfastness wasn’t a priority or even likely.
I could have sworn I  took a photo of the fabric before this stage but sadly no. After I had finished stamping the t-shirt from yesterday I used the leftover gold paint to add a little detail.
No need for heat setting. The dye wasn’t set so I couldn’t see any point in going through the motions. I’m now pondering my next move. Exactly how I will use it is unknown except that it won’t be washable. I have a few ideas but with the busy time of the year quickly appearing it might be put on the back burner for a little while. Something else for the list.


Hot Fudge said...

Now if my husband had discovered that at the back of the fridge, it would have been on a slice of toast in the blink of an eye. Instead, you have created a stunning piece, and I do hope you are able to find a way to preserve it.

Trish Goodfield said...

Thanks Robyn, It will probably end up being a wall hanging.

Susan said...

Looks like you had fun. The best pieces often start out that way.

Prue said...

I don't want to wait. I want to see what you do with it.I'm intrigued.