I really liked dyeing my own fabrics, so I decided to try out some more techniques.
I using liquid acrylics and ink to dye these samples. The technique is really easy and I like the results. I had expected that the fabric would become really stiff, but it is actually really soft.
I really like the result. I ‘drew’ a design with clear craft glue and painted the fabric with watered-down acrylic paint. I was a bit worried that the glue would not come off easily, but that was not a problem.
Masking tape resist
This was so easy. I made a design with masking tape and dyed the fabric with watered-down acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I peeled off the masking tape.
Printing with bubble wrap
I have put a piece of bubble wrap underneath my fabric and painted the fabric. The picture below is of the back of the fabric. I actually like the back of the fabric better because the different bubbles are more visible.
Since there has been a lot of snow lately, I had to try using snow to dye fabric. I was not sure what the best technique would be and a quick search Google search gave me a lot of different techniques, so I decided to just go ahead and try it. I first put a layer of snow in my container and put the fabric on top of it. I then added some acrylic paint and another layer of snow. I waited until the snow had melted and this is the result:
Salt and sugar resist
I dyed the sample on top with watered-down acrylic paint and sprinkled a lot of sea salt on top of it. I really like the result. I used the same technique on the second sample, but instead of using salt I used sugar. The fabric actually turned a little green. I dyed the third sample using liquid acrylic inks and masking tape.
I wrapped rubber bands tightly around the fabrics and dyed the fabric using liquid acrylic inks.
Overall, I am satisfied with the results. I have tried a lot of new techniques and I am definitely going to dye fabric more often because I like the unique results and the experimenting.