I was digging through my fabrics looking for something appropriate for the Round Robin on the FIRE blog when I found in a pile of "done" fabric these two very unsuccessful pieces (the lemons).
Ordinarily I would just toss them into a pile but they were yardage and I hated to waste so much fabric. They were both well over a yard each - maybe two so my experimental gene came out to play.
It think this is the very first deconstructed silks screen I ever attempted. Really awful!! The colors are so pale and there is really no character to them. MUST FIX!
This was not so much a failure as blah. The process I used was Jane Dunnewolds Interfacing Stencils. She used to have the directions on her website under tutorials but it has disappeared. Fortunately I cut and pasted it into a PDF if anyone is interested (don't forget your email address).
In this technique you make a stencil with interfacing using both open cuts so the dye can get through as well as latex paint as a resist. The images for the most part came out OK but there was some bleeding on to the white and I sure would like to make something out of it so.....
Three stencils used
I did get this far
Basic blue with a squirt of turquoise
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