On Saturday, I got together with a small group of friends and we did some fun (and messy) surface design. We started by watching Jo Fitsell's video called, Marbled Fabric Surface Design (you can see a short YouTube clip here) while we waited for the marble base to 'settle'. Then, it was just a matter of getting our acrylic paints ready and starting to play.
I used 100% cotton and a couple of pieces of dupioni silk, but you can do this method with just about any fabric as well as paper.
Some of my fabric was from my hand-dyed stash (see this post from the summer of 2011) and I also used some good quality Egyptian cotton (purchased in the form of a queen sized top sheet for $3.00 at a thrift shop!). In addition to that, I had some of my old wipe up clothes from other messy activities so I over printed them, resulting in some interesting secondary design elements.
I loved the process and results so much that I spend all day yesterday doing more. They still need to be rinsed and heat set so I'll post about them tomorrow. Here are a few of the pieces I did, and remember you can click on the image if you want to see a larger version.
Well, back to work...
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