I choose 2 soft blues and 3 greens for the project. Since I wanted to offer a variety of designs to choose from I decided to incorporate low immersion dyeing (sort of!) and ice dyeing.The thing I'd like you to remember is that in every piece I used the same color combination yet the outcomes are very different from one another.
|Once I mixed the dye and water I opted to paint the dye onto the fabric surface. |
After I washed the dyed piece I went back and discharged some color for a more "watery" feel!
|For this piece I tied small plastic balls randomly in the fabric. I painted the dye across the very lumpy surface!|
|Detail of the "lumpy" fabric|
|This fabric was the most mellow in the project. I scrunched the fabric and brushed the tops of the raised surface with dye.|
|Now you can see how the colors seem to shift. |
This piece is ice dyed and the colors are deeper.
|The exact same color combinations are being used but with the ice technique there are more unpredictable results!|
|This is another ice dyed piece. Just like one of the other fabrics after I washed it I went back to discharge some color.|
Hope you are enjoying your summer and getting OUTSIDE to create beautiful art!