Here, I scrunched the paper and then splashed on the liquid dyes and let them mix.
The liquid dyes have to be fully dry before you can transfer them to the fabric.
The dye is transferred to the fabric by using a very hot iron. These kinds of dyes only work on synthetic fabrics, like polycotton or net curtain. All fabrics for dyeing have to be machine washed and ironed before use, so you know what I was doing last weekend!
It was hard to keep the paper stationary as you ironed it as you had to press hard and keep the iron moving so that you don't get blank 'steam holes'.
Your table is now covered with acrylic paint so we used a second piece of fabric to mop up the excess, producing the paler pieces at the bottom.
|by Lorna Abel|
|by Lorna Abel|
|Sunset by Cindy Rose|
|by Maureen Evans|
|Summer Diagonal Paper Fusion|
|I love the use of maps on this|
|Calm Waters by Lorna Abel|
Then we went on to an exhibition at Mottisfont Abbey called Cutting Edge. This focuses on different uses of paper. We were privileged to see works by Rob Ryan, who cuts the most intricate details out of whole sheets of paper, but no photographs were allowed. See his work on his blog.
I did photograph this amazing piece by local artist Eileen White.
At the weekend I submitted some designs for the Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum christmas card. I cut an image of their logo out of black card and added stars in the sky. I experimented with different backing papers - here are just a few of the many. I'll update the blog when we finally choose one.