Friday, January 14, 2011
This week I finished up my second piece in the Complex Cloth Round Robin. Above is a piece of bamboo/cotton blend fabric dyed by the amazing Jacque Davis for the first layer. I totally fell in love with this fabric from the moment it arrived. I had so many ideas that I could have used, but ended up with the idea of stenciling trails of small bubbles on the fabric to complement its watery theme.
I made a stencil out of reinforced brown kraft paper, by burning with an incense stick then sealing with numerous coats of gel medium. Once the stencil was ready, I used a mixture of Jacquard's Lumiere in metallic turquoise and metallic purple. A little extender made the paint flow easier and toned down the metallic part.
I was really happy with how this cloth turned out and I plan to try to make a similar one this spring when the weather warms up enough for dying. Hurry up summer!!!