Sunday, June 26, 2011
Stencils are a time saver!
anyway.......i use jacquard discharge paste to create designs on silk (some of which you may have seen the sketches for in my previous posts). Usually i do this by making a simple line drawing on newsprint, stretching the fabric over the drawing and then, using a paint brush, tracing the lines with the discharge. Once it's dry i use an iron to activate the paste (the fabric goes white wherever the paste has been applied) then, after rinsing the fabric, i can add more detail by dyeing or painting over the top.
Well, as i say, this week i was feeling a little lazier than usual so i had the genius idea of creating a stencil. The first layer came out pretty well so fingers crossed the rest works out!