Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Brenda's Scarves


I took some silk scarves to Denver because I thought Brenda would enjoy dyeing them with the bleeding art tissue. For the first scarf Brenda dyed it with the turquoise strips, and then the next day, added bits of color in the white sections.


We discovered that freezer paper worked great as a protective base; then we spread out of layer of clear plastic food wrap. After the tissue and scarf got a good spray with the vinegar water, we added another layer of plastic wrap on top and sealed the edges. The scarf was kept flat on the counter overnight.

Brenda wanted butterflies on the second scarf, but the fussy wings took too much time to cut. she ultimately used two overlapping "vees" to suggest the butterflies.


After the scarf had been pressed, the wings were outlined with a Pigma pen. Brenda was going to use dashes but found the ink bleed, so she just used dots. We were surprised that the dots turned into "Xs"


Brenda created a third scarf with various shades of turquoise - from light to dark. It made a lovely gradient scarf, but the photo I took was poor quality.

Another post on this process can be seen here.

9 comments:

  1. I really love the way the butterflies turned out! Looks like you two had a great time together.

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  2. Such an interesting technique. The butterflies are really cute.

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  3. How interesting is that....looks like you had a great time together.

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  4. That is amazing! If I started that I'm afraid I would never get enough of it. Fun!!

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  5. I enjoyed dying cotton. The silk scarves call my name but I am too warm most of the time to actually wear a silk scarf! Love the designs Brenda came up with.

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  6. Whoa, that is so cool, Nancy! I appreciate the link to the other post on the technique as well! You've been up to all kinds of stuff,eh?

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  7. Brenda's ideas are so fun; I especially like the butterflies! I can see that laying the scarf out flat would give one more control with the color. Nicely done!

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  8. That looks like so much fun!! Thanks for sharing!

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