Then I tried potato dextrin with green print paste sponged through the cracks to make a border:That didn't do too much to create contrast, so finally I stencilled a third flower layer in warm brown. The plastic wrap is covering these two images because I was batching the dye. I have to turn it in tomorrow. To me it feels like a crazy mish-mash of color and pattern, not my usual thing at all, but we'll see what happens. Using procion and print paste takes too long!
Sunday, March 14
From snow dye to print paste
Over this past week I've been working on a multi-method sample piece for my surface design class. It started off with a snow-dyed background: Then had print-paste syringe-drawing in blue and print-paste brayer-rolling over a grid texture in black (which came out rust-colored). I stenciled discharge paste to lighten areas, and then stenciled print paste in orange: