Friday, October 30, 2009

Learning curve

.. or what not to do when playing with Colorhue dyes. Today was phase 2 of learning to use the dyes on silk scarves. I decided that I was going to use shaving cream with the dye to stencil some designs onto the base color that I had previously dyed. I got out my tools and went to work. It was quickly apparent that there are some things you must do to get this to work. 1. Fabric needs to be wet or the shaving cream spreads under the stencil... not good. 2. Shaving cream needs to be thick enough.... not runny with dye, or it also spreads under the stencil. 3. Don't mix the colors anywhere near the piece you are working on.... splatters happen! You can also put the shaving cream on a stamp... works very nicely.
The big blob in the middle is shaving cream that is too runny along with a loverly pink splotch from being careless. I figure that by the time I bunch this up, no one will really notice?
The next one should be better.


norma said...

This is very pretty. I never would have noticed the pink splotch if you hadn't pointed it out. Why are we so hard on ourselves? I look forward to seeing what else you do with them

Bunny said...

I think you did a beautiful job love the colours.