I started with a sort of failed dye experiment. I had dyed some burlap then used the dye covered burlap as a "stamp". It was OK but needed more dye. I used this on my table to "catch" any stray dye (like there's something wrong with that). Later I......
When I set up my screens I use various objects to create texture. I usually use waxed paper, plastic wrap and and a bag that held oranges.
When I am done these are covered with thickened dye. I also set up the screens on fabric which I want to add color. That was the burlap print.
Next I take the dye covered objects and use them as stamps
When all the dye is gone off these "stamps" I throw globs of left over dye on the fabric then use a credit card to blend them into the cloth.
This was already a dark and gloomy drop cloth that I used under some batik.
I wondered what would happen if I just dumped dye on the cloth, crumpled and scrubbed it together.
RED. Very RED!!
I thought I had dumped all the thickened dye on the fabric and was going to the sink to wash out the Italian Ices cups when I discovered some golden yellow and turquoise sitting near by so I put the fabric over my hand like a mitten, reached in the cup and scooped out the dye. There was a touch of green too.
Then I took the turquoise and applied it with a credit card.
Looks very under-watery
Judith really indulged!!
This waxed paper was what I used to make the texture on the deconstructed screen set-ups. It was beautiful and I saved it in my sketchbook (of course). Later I woke up in the middle of the night and thought, "What if..." See tomorrow.