Then I did THIS. Yes, eat your heart out. I set up 8, count'em 8, screens to deconstruct. I am rubbing my hands together and cackling.... I set them all up with the exact same three pieces of texture underneath. I did use different (slightly) color combos of fuchsia, intense blue and golden yellow. The golden yellow is the one I use to make olive green both with blue and with black. They are very different olives both of which are yummy.
The textural objects I used were crumpled waxed paper (l), popped large bubble wrap (t) and wrinkled burlap (b). I just kept re-positioning them and setting up another screen. As you can see, I laid a piece of soda soaked dry cloth under the objects in an attempt (HA) to keep the table relatively clean - sheesh!
When I was done I "printed" the dye filled textural objects on to the cloth but I failed to take a before picture. You will see the finished pieces next post.
THEN I grabbed a 45" X approximately 15" piece of unprepared cloth on the table and started to make a general mess. I dabbed a bit of left over clor here and there, wiped dye from this and that (believe me when I tell you I REALLY wish I could remember more clearly) then took a credit card with globs of dye and scraped it over everything.
This is all the print paste we had left. Oh, we had SUCH a good time...hehe
This is what the table looked like after we finished. This is Judith's end of the table. The flannel was saturated.
This was my end of the table. I forgot to tell you I put soda ash in a spray bottle and thoroughly sprayed the 45X15 piece that came out so incredibly well. The fabric was completely untreated until I sprayed it. The "border" of dye also got sprayed and is now a permanent part of the flannel cover. Judith's end washed almost completely clean. I can see the spray bottle on the table. THAT was a great save!
The amazing results next post. and boy oh boy are they great!!!