I have decided to make Tuesdays resist day. Over the next few months, I'll be interspersing tips for working with resists along with info and photos for each of the techniques in my new book, Visual Texture on Fabric. For more info about the book and the special drawing for those who pre-order it, see the end of this blog post.
Last week I posted my first tip. This week I'll focus on one of the resists - sugar syrup. I heard about sugar syrup years ago as a resist for silk painting. I didn't have much success with it, so I gave up on it. A few years ago I decided to try it again. I like it because it is easy to mix, very inexpensive, readily available and easy to wash out. Here are photos of the end result - see what you think.
|Silk habotai, painted with liquid dyes|
|Silk broadcloth, painted with liquid dyes|
|Kona Cotton, painted with thickened dye|
|Cotton, liquid dyes, cloth by Pam Farley|
Below are photos of some finished pieces that were created with the sugar syrup technique.
|Sliver, 24" x 18"|
|Flow, 48" x 38"|
Now, for more info about the book. All of the marketing experts tell me that this is where I'm supposed to do the hard sell - to convince you that you need my new book. I'm not really very good at that, so instead I'll let you decide. It is a comprehensive guide to the use of 8 water-based resists and 7 techniques for applying them. I'll admit that I'm biased, but I do think it's pretty good. (Read more about the book)
If you decide that the book is right for you, I'm having a special drawing for those who buy it directly from me. I'll be giving away some of the artwork I created for the book. Anyone who pre-orders it from my website or from the above link will be entered into the drawing.
I hope you enjoy the series on resists and would love to hear your comments!
Read my tips for working with resists.
Read about working with acrylic medium as a resist.
Read about working with flour paste resist
Read about working with oatmeal resist
Read about working with potato dextrin resist
Read about working with soy wax resist