Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More Ice Cube Painting!

I had a chance to visit my son in northern Vermont this weekend... wow... did it ever rain! For my weekend walk series I wanted to recreate the feeling of being cold and wet. Thankfully the sun was shining today so I thought I would use my ice cube painting technique to capture the feeling I had up in Vermont.

I was going for a stormy feeling so I mixed up some "storm cloud" paint and
 laid out the fabrics in the beautiful sun! 


 

I painted the fabric a solid blue and then placed ice cubes randomly across the surface. I sprinkled salt across the fabric because it helps the paint migrate creating interesting patterns.


Once the fabric was dry I heat set the paint with a dry iron. I'm not sure the fabric will remind you of my cold and rainy weekend but it was fun to play with paints, fabric and ice cubes!





2 comments:

  1. Hello Carol, I would love to try this technique. I was wondering if I could ask some questions to make it clear.
    First you mix the dry dye with water (I guess 5 grams with 0.5 Liter with salt) for a dark colour. Then you paint the fabric with a brush or do you paint it in a bucket for +- 20 minutes.
    After you add the ice cubes randomly and sprankle the salt. Then you dry it with a hair dryer.
    So there is no soda in the proces? Or do you add it when you dye the fabric?
    It would be so kind to get a respons,
    Greetings from Holland.

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  2. Hi Karen! For this technique I used fabric paint instead of dye. The paint was thinned with water and painted onto the fabric with a brush. The ice melted and the fabric dried in the air - it was a nice warm day. To heat set the paint I ironed the fabric with a hot dry iron. I'd love to see your experiments if you give it a try!!

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