Saturday, May 15, 2010

We've Only Just Begun

I think this fascination with flour paste resist is just the beginning of another love affair with fiber!

Today I finished 5 more pieces of flour paste resist fabric.
All images are clickable to see a larger version of the photo.

This was the remainder of the aqua piece of fabric I did yesterday. The crackling was even more satisfactory on this piece.

I was so pleased with the patterning of this piece.

The crackling on this piece created several very large crackled areas which I feel work well with this piece.
This cotton fabric had been previously painted and this was an additional layer of pattern.

This piece was created with a similar prepainted fabric to the previous one. This was silk. The patterning was similar on both of them.

This piece was a full 1/2 yard. I love the patterning in it. Some areas have more dense patterning and others show a lighter touch. Had it been the same all over it would not have been nearly as interesting.

I found there are a lot of variables that affect what happens with this technique.
Some of them are:
1. The amount of flour paste resist you put on the fabric
2. The amount of paint you put on top of the flour paste
3. The fabric you are using which can include weave or fiber
4. The amount of other processes that have been previously applies to the fabric
5. The amount of cracking of the flour paste you create

It is a technique that lends itself to experimentation. There are no mistakes, only different ways to be creative!


Vicki W said...

This is another thing on my list to play with this summer. I love that last piece!

Mishka said...

Wow, love the results. I'm with Vicki, definitely something to try this summer. The crackle effect is gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

looks like you are having fun with this;I am jealous as we are in our rainy season here in my part of Texas--I would have mold lines!


momid5 said...

Vodka can also be used to create your own bug repellant...citronella oil,hohoba oil,orange flower water plus v and spray bottle.
Also, foot spray..v + witch hazel and tea tree oil.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

If you can find a place to paint inside paint dries perfectly fine indoors with air conditioning.
Florida is humid a good deal of the time at this time of the year so some things get brought in to finish drying on my counters.

Eva said...

Once more, I'm full of admiration. Just as about yesterday's posting. These pieces are so wonderful!