Several people asked "how'd you do that?" and my answer, as always,was "I have no idea."
But this afternoon, as I was going through the zillions of photos in iPhoto, deleting many of them, I discovered photos I took as I was working on this piece in 2011. Just in case you are interested in seeing the progress, here are the pictures. Freezer paper, masking tape, and thermofax with thickened dyes.
here is a detail.
An example of why you should keep going if you aren't happy. Layers are your friends.
Clearly, this was nothing to write home about.
Then, omg - what did I do? This is a little obscured. At this point, I figured it couldn't get worse. I guess I put some more freezer paper on and covered the whole thing with various colors of dye. Bleh.
After it dried, here is what I had. The freezer paper is still on the fabric.
I just can't figure out how I got here because it's obvious that I discharged the piece where the freezer paper is. Actually, maybe I took the freezer paper off and put Thiox through my thermofax screen over the whole piece. This was before I steamed/washed it.
And here is the end result (that you saw at the top of the blog)
It's probably a good idea to take notes while I work, but that's just not my style. Do you take notes while you work?