This is an experiment to see how paint moves on fabric through snow. I've done snow dyeing and like the effect but not the cleaning up. I hoped paint would behave in a similar way but it didn't.
that does not mean it was a failure... just different.
Here is a short video of the drip painting process... I'll learn how to do videos better as I go along I hope!
(if it doesn't show for you here, this is the link .youtube.
I took an old box lid, lined it with freezer paper, placed another wet muslin fat quarter in, then a thin layer of snow on top. I poured the diluted paint onto the hanging fabric and let it drip onto the snow.
The results surprised me, and I'll show you what came of it tomorrow.
You'll come back tomorrow and see won't you? Although it didn't work as expected, the finished piece might be one of my very favorite painted fabrics...ever!
1. Just try it!
2. Really wet the fabric, making sure all chemicals were washed from it first so it doesn't repel the paint
3. Paint is a surface treatment even though it absorbs into muslin showing on the back. Dye becomes bonded to the fibers through a reaction, paint coats the fibers adhering with acrylic adhesive. They look similar but are different processes.
4. Both are permanent when heat set but paint is faster and less toxic
Remember: Results tomorrow! or follow this link... http://lapaylor.blogspot.com/2016/03/watching-paint-dry.html