We did a variety of surface design techniques: screening with the usual suspects we all have at home, plus a gelatin printing demo and the recipe so everyone who wants to do this can do it at home. Two days was not enough time to do everything, but it was a flying start!
Since everybody brought ugly fabric,they were not intimidated about printing all over it because for the most part, they could not have made it worse! This is the back side of really hideous pink palm tree fabric that Valerie covered up with a screen made with blue gel glue. You can see the obverse, but below you can see the "after".
These two pieces were actually done on sewn-together strips that were left over from another workshop with another teacher. The resist on th;e top one was torn paper, I think. And the bottom one was a glue screen. Neat, huh?
Jeanette has covered her cloth with little strips of tape and is now removing them. You can see how it looks after the tape comes off.
The orange strips were done with tape resist and then stamps were used on the next layer.
Glue on a screen over hand-dyed fabric gives a really nice look.
And this was a gelatin print done with a Lego. Look how the gelatin creates a 3-D effect!
Carol printed a whole big piece of white on white with tape and green paint, with some purple added in a few places. She is not sure how to use it yet but I tore a strip of the below fabric and plunked it onto the purple-stripe area to show her the possibilities when you cut up your fabric and reconstruct the pieces. I'm eager to see what she finally does.
In the meantime, I am off to catch my flight and will no doubt blog from Paducah