Saturday, 11 December 2010

A new project....

Back in February 2010 I held a class on fabric painting. Instead of just doing one picture I hand drew Nine Blocks on one piece of fabric per student ...can't remember how many students I had. I think there were 10 or 12 and then I had to schedule another class because I had another lot wanting to learn how to do this. For this class we did sea creatures...Here's a picture....

Here it is...with  some resist painted on it.
So I drew them out with a seam allowance around them. They were 9" squares. The first step was to paint resist on it wherever we wanted white to some thought had to go into that process... :-)

An absolutely gorgeous place to hold a class.

Mucho concentracion!
Yes all is quiet.. :-) Margret hard at work.
Sue..hard at it :-)

There they were all working hard, convinced that they were no good at this..ha ha...they were in for a surprise..... :-)
They have become good friends and we have had all sorts of creative fun.

after they had finished painting on the resist...the pieces were put out into the sun to dry.

Out in the hot Mexican sun.
Shirlene making sure they don't blow away.
Starting to paint in the colours..
Getting along now...
Joanne, Natalie and Rita are getting into it. They swore that they weren't artists..but here they are...excelling! What fun!
Karen didn't want to do the next stage....
Joanne said..what the heck, lets go for it..
Ha ha...shame they were so nervous about this next step....don't blame them though...sometimes it just doesn't work..but when it does...woohooo! ;-)

Hers she goes...rubbing resist all over her careful artwork...
Yup, enough to make anyone shudder in gets worse...
When the resist is dry.....we scrunch it..

Then you paint it like this.....oooeeer!
When they saw that they would have to do this step...quite a few opted out...I don't blame them really it is rather scary to completely obliterate all your hard work.

Then you bake it in the oven...get the oven to 350 deg F or 180 C....turn the oven off, fold and wrap your work into some foil  and put it into the oven......allow the oven to cool....Then soak the work in water..
I float it in the water for a days or so...
I let it drag behind the boat.. ha ha the current does help...
You can put it into the washing machine now or just spend some time rubbing by hand to flake off the resist.

The resist starts to come off.

Looking good!
It looks like it will be a winner......
Come and see the results tomorrow....

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