Several weeks ago our Fiber Frenzy group met with Francyne helping us to explore the world of DeColourant.
She then talked about DeColourant Plus which not only discharges the color from a fabric, but then re-dyes that fabric with a new color!!!
The DeColourant can be applied to fabric in an infinite variety of ways, including stamps, resists, stencils or simple painting. Once painted, the fabric must be allowed to dry completely. The actual process of discharge and re-dye doesn’t begin in earnest until you apply heat with an iron or other source. The hotter you heat it, the more discharge happens.
She showed several examples…..
….and as usual for her, provided tons of tips and helpful advice.
These stamps were made from found objects applied to insulation board….
When getting ready to use these stamps, she painted a thin layer of “paint” onto her pallet and then dipped the stamp in the paint…..
….much easier than using a brush to daub the paint onto the stamp.
This is what she used as her stamping pad…..
…..a commercial product that has a cutting mat on one side and a pressing board on the other. By covering it in plastic she could use a damp rag to wipe up any bleed thru so it didn’t affect the next piece of fabric……
Several of our members came prepared to try out the technique but I wasn’t one of them!!! I am anxious to try the DeColourant as a discharge, but probably wont use the color-added product.
Thanks Francyne for a wonderful demonstration!!!!