Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Ink and Bleach Samples

These samples were supposed to be for the exercise in Module 1 – Transforming with Media. It wasn’t until I posted up the Gesso samples and was typing in the exercise instructions when I realised that perhaps these were not really transforming with different types of media but more like colouring with different types of media. I seem to have got carried away with the ink and bleach theme. I shall still keep them with the other samples as I am sure they will fit in somewhere along the line.



Ink and Bleach samples sheet 1



Muslin with twin needle stitching. Drawing ink applied then randomly bleached. I did not like the effect this produced so quickly rinsed sample in water hoping to save it but decided I liked the 'washed out' look.



Ink and Bleach samples sheet 2



Wire stitched onto muslin in one direction only and held in place with zig zag stitch. Writing ink applied then randomly bleached. The wire in this piece would allow it to be moulded into shape.



Close up of above piece, back view.



The calico was wetted first before drawing ink was applied. While the ink was still damp a pattern was stencilled on with bleach. When dry, organza was placed over the top and held with twin needle stitching. Piece was then 'zapped'.



Ink and Bleach samples sheet 3



Drawing ink applied to muslin, bleach brushed on randomly then brushed over with writing ink. Backed with another piece of muslin before rows of twin needle stitching.



The silk velvet was wetted before drawing ink was applied. While the ink was still damp a pattern was stencilled on with bleach. Writing ink was then applied on top, left a few minutes (otherwise the bleach tends to rot the silk) then washed through. Backed with a piece of muslin before rows of twin needle stitching.



Ink and Bleach samples sheet 4

1 comment:

sue b said...

Interesting results. I especially like that silk velvet (of course!). The muslin piece is pretty cool too. I like using wire or mesh to add stiffness and the ability to make the result pliable but not permanent.