I received a new package of fabric this week - for making my first made-to-order dress - and since I was placing an order and also needed to cover half a yard of fabric with another pattern, I couldn't help throwing some completely new designs into the mix. So now I have new fabric to play with. I love Spoonflower and couldn't do what I'm doing without them. But on windy days such as these, when it's February still and it's nearing 70 degrees outside, one feels the need to switch it up a bit. Thanks to Alisa Burke (introduced to me by new quilting buddy Lorrie), Dad and I are inspired to play with surface manipulation to come up with some new textile designs. My first experiments with bleach (bleck!) and watered-down acrylic are blowin' in the wind as I write this. The bleach, while offering an easy (yet super-duper toxic) way to draw on dyed fabric, has singed my nose hairs and reduced my paintbrush to a sad little nub, so I will try Alisa's suggestion of glue resist next...
|New fabric from Spoonflower.com|
|Bleach-painting technique from Alisa Burke|
|Bleach is applied first, then watered-down acrylics...would like to use ink for adding color back to the fabric|
|A windy, warm day in Birmingham and this sample is dry in no time|