Friday, 21 December 2012

Transfer Paints

Here are a a few more examples of the transfer paint exploration: 
The paper was crumpled before painting ... very dark ... a surprise when you look at the results below ...
on white polyester lining
on net curtaining
this paper illustrates that you get a reverse print

dark and gloomy ... but, look below
fabric: old polyester blouse ... see tucks
second print after misting the paper ... you can get many prints
Basic instructions for this technique are in the post below this one.
Video of process:
Link   Inspired Transfer Paints - how to use transfer paints in textile design - YouTube
Caution: dyes are powdered and need to be handled with care: wear a mask and work in a well ventilated area. You will get some interesting and unique fabric prints.
This technique is involved and probably best done with a group of friends so that you can get a variety of colours and share the cost of the dyes. It can be messy ... be sure to cover areas with plastic. This is not a technique where you can easily control the results. It is more like serendipity!

2 comments:

Nina Marie said...

ohhh what a great post - I'll have to check out the you tube link! I would love it if you linked up to our Off the Wall Fridays (on my blog weekly) which is aimed at linking fiber artists creative blog posts. We find it super encouraging, educational and motivating!

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