We had many Ah Haaaa moments at the end of the day...so many wonderful techniques to try and so many successes. We always have great fun regardless of the outcome...but even better when we can jump up and down with excitement! First was the Indigo...results are pretty quick as you only leave it in the mixture for a few minutes.
Marys on the left was very intense and done on white fabric...don't think she resisted it with clamps. Mine on right was a piece of deconstructed fabric in rust tones (looks like it's rusted, but not so), folded and clamped and dipped in solution so only the edges picked up color.
Val was doing some dye painting...her beginnings on the left and finished piece on the right...beautiful...no surprise there...Val did it!!
The papers were great - mostly hand made papers were used.
I was pretty happy with these... I might have to do a little more to them but they are quite busy as it is....
This patterning was created by using a sink mat underneath the screen. I released the dye on a fabric that already had been deconstructed and "needed help" so it's a bit overwhelming...think I would have liked it better on just white.
What's interesting about this technique is that you get patterning on both sides of the paper depending on what's on each side. The Maple leaf in the top right here is the mirror image of the Maple leaf in the set above these - top left. Sometimes it's hard to know which side to use...both are so pretty...I have an idea on what I might do with them...more to come on that.