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Sunday, April 28, 2013
A Hot Mess
How did it get to be Sunday night already?? I am behind on posting but I spent some time playing in the art room, quality time in the garden and even some button sorting and little new junk this week. I will start catching up with this Dye-Na-Flow project. It was a fun experiment that turned in to a hot mess!
This is what I started with. I got this jacket many months ago at The Bins. It is too big for me but I still kept it, thinking I could do SOMETHING with it.
It is 100% Rayon so I knew it wouldn't hold up to putting it into a hot pot of Rit for the background color. I mixed Dye-Na-Flow with water in a spray bottle, hung the jacket from our apple tree and misted it until I got the "sky" look I was going for. What, everybody doesn't hand their clothes in a tree and spray paint them??
Next, I started painting with a paint brush and Dye-Na-Flow straight from the bottle. So far, so good.
The directions I found online said to apply it to damp fabric. This is where things started to go south. I had in mind to follow the designs on the fabric but the paint bled WAY more than I was expecting, completely out of control really. If I had it to do again I would work on dry fabric for more control.
Since it didn't fit me anyway, it was really no loss and a good learning experience. There are parts I really like so I will cut it up to use in fabric collages.
Tomorrow the dirt (excuse me, SOIL) for the raised vegetable garden will be delivered - yippee!