Tried a portion of the technique I learned in a 'Silk Resist Stamp' class a couple months ago from a local artist... plus an accidental discovery then applied to a chiffon scarf sans resist stamping. Dye-na-flow paints are applied from finger-tip spray bottles to the lightly H2O-dampened & loosly finger-gathered/pleated scarf, leaving no white fabric. Immediately sprinkle coarse rock salt over the still gathered/pleated scarf. Spritz with more water to further dampen to your desire... the 'wetter' the scarf-paints-salt, the more the salt will push/flow the colors. Set aside and allow to dry. Brush off salt (save it, you may re-use it on your next scarf). Iron the scarf to heat-set the paints. Rinse the heat-set scarf out well in water. Hang to dry then iron. I love the technique & effects. No 2 will EVER be the same.
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2005 GMT Views: 512