Sunday, December 06, 2015

A dud

Today's experiment is a dud. Still playing around with the Decolourant color remover, I painted some of it onto a carved wooden printing block I have, then stamped it onto my fabric. Here's the block.

Now, the way Decolourant works, is that the bleaching process is activated by heat, so I use my heat gun on it. Usually you can see as the product dries to a white powdery stuff, and under it you can see the fabric becoming lighter and lighter. With mine, today I saw it turning darker under the dried product. That's odd.

Then I washed the Decolourant out and most of the image completely washed away, leaving just a bit of the dark parts.

 

I added a little watercolor pencil to see if I could make it a little more interesting, but it didn't help in the least. Oh well.

My niece was here for a short visit and we went to the Portland Art Museum, so she could see the Paul Allen Collection exhibit. This was my third viewing of this exhibit, but I enjoyed it just as much as the first and second. There was cute photo booth there where you could inhabit the setting of a painting called "Brother and Sister" by Portland artist, Katherine Ace. So now we have a souvenir of the day.

You can see the real painting here.

 

5 comments:

  1. What a fun idea to inhabit a painting.

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  2. that is pretty cool....the painting souvenir. You might consider contacting the company and see if they can help you figure out what is going on with the decoulourant.

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  3. Try the deColourant on another piece (or pieces) of different fabrics, they all react differently. Also, try an iron vs. the heat gun. Heat gun might be too hot.

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    1. I've used both iron and heat gun. I get better, more consistent results with the heat gun. The iron also turned it dark on this fabric.

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  4. Ha, that is odd how it darkened. I've never seen that. I use it but I use my iron on it.

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