Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Round Robin Moving On

I am participating in a Round Robin Surface Design from "...And Then We Set It on Fire" blog.

I received this rust-dyed fabric and stuck it on my wall for a couple of days.  I regularly experiment with my own fabric, but this was someone else's.  Yikes!

After a couple of days of cogitation, I covered it with rice flour and after it dried, I painted it with thickened teal dye.

I was not happy with the edges -- they're empty -- so I mixed up some golden brown and stenciled on some leaves to make the whole thing come together.

The reason the edges were empty is because I had to tape down the fabric to smear on the rice flour.  It's been my experience that applying color to the edges of flour-resisted fabric causes major gloppage in the dye color, so I erred on the cautious side and left them empty.  I like the stenciled leaves.




This is the finished piece -- it's been sent on to the next person in the group.


And this arrived this week.  It's been rust-dyed and over-dyed.  There is a lot of subtle color going on here, so my usual heavy-handed use of color won't do.  Hmmmmm....

6 comments:

Laura said...

That last piece of fabric is mine, I painted the stripes on with Pebeo Setacolor paint, then sent it on to the 2nd person (Jenny) who must have rusted it! Thanks for showing me a picture.

How did you get the design in the rice flour? It doesn't look random, looks like you used something--

Quilt or Dye said...

Beautiful! I love the pictures! I am a visual type of gal.

Beth from Maine said...

I can verify the piece looks great because it's in my studio as I type!

Chris Daly said...

Great results on the teal piece. I love the brown embellishments.

Judy Warner said...

What a fascinating round robin idea!

Karen S said...

Laura, I used my trusty plastic fork to draw in the wet paste.