Instead of art journal prompts this week I’m experimenting with some art journaling techniques!
More projects where we remove color! Tie-dying can be super messy with all the powder and mixing. The same technique can be achieved by removing color instead of adding color. Here are some leggings I made my daughter that were a dark teal and I made them match the top with a sun-washed look by tying and adding bleach:
Ever wanted to try batik? Batik is a method of dyeing fabrics typically using a wax-resist to create patterns and designs. Here’s an easy way to get the same effect but without the hot wax. I’ve seen people use washable glue for easy batik, but the cold wax resulted in a much better effect for me: it dries quickly, provides a waterproof resist, and also washes out really easily. Instead of adding color using dye, in this tutorial I remove color by using bleach. [Read more…]