Monday, July 16, 2012

Flour Paste Resist

I saw this and this some time last week and I had to give it a go.

I grabbed one of my Dad's old shirts, cut it up into sections and spread flour paste (just flour and water) over the top.I drew into the paste with a sharp tool and let it dry.  Once it was dry I scrunched the fabric up (creating cracks in the surface) and then painted watery acrylic paint over the top.

This first piece was just plain flour paste with no drawing. I just cracked the flour paste and painted it.

There's still a little flour paste on the fabric (even after a long soak and a rinse and spin in the washing machine) so I need to give it another wash.

A close up of the cracks.

I'm pretty impressed with how soft the fabric is after having acrylic paint applied to it - it never occurred to me before to use acrylic on fabric - now I have all these ideas for painting on fabric.

I drew little sun shapes into this piece (below). It ended up being the least successful one. Not sure why.

This sample (below) was my favourite. I drew little scribbly circles into the surface.

And a close up:

Not entirely sure what I'm going to use these for but I enjoyed making them. Next time I want to try working on top of coloured fabric.


Pamela Joy Purses said...

you have amazing you have any videos with your tutorials?, huggs, Pamela Joy

Pamela Joy Purses said...

Awesome!! huggs, Pamela

Rachel said...

Thanks :) - no videos - I learnt this one from someone else's tutorial.
I have some old, basic textiles videos here though: