Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wouldn't It Be Nice - Flour paste resist on fabric

Yes, wouldn't it be nice if these trial pieces of complex cloth that I am using flour paste resist on turn out!

These are 2 pieces of fabric that I have applied a mixture of flour and water to. I am doing this for two reasons.
1. I have a lot of flour and I am trying to use some of it up!
2. It is a technique I have been itching to try.

I worked outside on my lanai and worked directly under the fan to speed the drying time.

When they were dry enough to handle I moved them out in the sun on the grass to speed up the drying time even more.

Before I applied the paint to the fabric I crinkled the fabrics up in my hands to break of the resist which then will create a crackle effect when I paint them.

I got out the supplies I need to paint these fabrics.

This shows the first piece of fabric after the paint was applied. I let the paint dry thoroughly, first outside and then I brought it in the house where the air conditioning is on.

It now is soaking in a bucket to remove the flour paste. I have changed the water several times and it is coming off well. The paint looks like it did a great job of showing the crackle created with the flour paste resist.

Tune in again to see the result after it is all washed out.


Approachable Art said...

I love this technique, as evidenced by the fact that I can't stop doing it and talking about it LOL... I hope your fabrics turn out beautifully, can't wait to see them!

Anonymous said...

looks like a fun project for when the grand kids want to help me in the studio...and when they don't! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Marti said...

Kay, This is like a cliff hanger!!
Can't wait to see the results!

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

Kay, thanks for sharing this, and I do look forward to some spectacular results!

Gloria said...

I'm so glad you did this outside...sound like it worked out well. I was thinking of doing it this way myself. Too impatient to allow days for drying inside. Room for more cloth outside too. Hope to see more photos soon.