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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Play date #2 Deconstructed Silk Screen Results

Two nights before the play date, Thursday night, I made a gallon of Dye Print Paste and a cup of Soda Ash Fixative using Jane Dunnewold's recipe on  page 54 of Art Cloth. 

The night before our play date, Friday, I mixed a teaspoon of chartruese dye into a cup of dye paste and then applied it to the silkscreen.  Under the screen I had put bubble wrap and silk flowers and pieces of cardboard and other stuff that would leave lines and shapes when I spread the dye paste.

Saturday during our play date I mixed a cup of dye print paste with a teaspoon of the fixative.  First we used the print paste without any added dye.  It made fabulous chartruese marks on the cloth.  After a few passes, we added a teaspoon of blue dye to the mixture and pulled some more passes.  The results were even better.  Here are a couple of pictures.

Here are two layers--the same piece as above but with a layer of silk screened organza on top.

And here is a close-up.

1 comment:

  1. I love the colors! -- what color blue dye did you use? The design is great, too, very linear! Just got some new dye colors today from Dharma, and washed some fabric, so I might dye some tomorrow before work.


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