16. Feb, 2018

Stencil First dye over the top

I have used a piece of white cotton where I was practicing on getting sharp stencil images on fabric of larger stencils - in this case my flying bird stencil. I also practiced on some finer stencil which are much easier to get right. I think the best method for me is with a stencil brush, not too much paint and a twisting motion rather than a pouncing one. With the stencils dry and heat set I then dyed the fabric in a low immersion bag technique applying the dye colours and soda ash solution to the bag. The colours used were magenta, cobalt blue and golden yellow. I left the bag to batch for three hours before washing in Fairy and hot water. I think I will use parts of this piece in a fabric journal I am working toward