Archive for February 8th, 2008

Discharging

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I finally got a nice batch of alginate paste. I mixed up some thiox with the paste and added some turquoise dye. I wanted to practice on something before I hit the beautiful silk art cloth. I made a curvy line design on a silk screen and did some pulls on one of the silk scarves.

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I ironed it with steam to activate the discharge, but didn’t get a photo, yet. It looks pretty cool.

Remember this piece of fabric from my soy wax batik session with Ginger last fall?

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It has been sitting in my studio, still waxed, waiting for the next thing. I brushed it with the turquoise discharge paste. I can’t wait to iron it and see the results.

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This afternoon I went out and bought the largest silk screen that I could find so that I can do a larger image on the 2 yards of fabric that I am working with. I will do a design with masking tape and pull the discharge paste in a few areas. I want to test the turquoise on the scraps of fabric that I have. I think I might like to add another color to the cloth.

I am behind in Lizzie’s class because I was too busy with the discharging to sit down and do my homework. Mr C is at a retreat this week-end so I am free to play in the studio, uninterrupted — except for walks with Miss Maggie.