Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Fun with Bleach
These are some fabric pieces that I did a few weeks ago, playing around with bleach discharge on solid black Kona cotton. Originally, I was doing an exercise from Beryl Taylor's book, Mixed Media Explorations, in which she stamps with bleach on velvet. One thing lead to another, and I ended up bleaching yards of black fabric! We were playing around with this on my Artist's Circle group.
You can fold the fabric, scrunch it, tie-dye (with bleach), use an eye dropper for a dotted effect, or use a foam rubber stamp to get an image. I used regular undiluted household bleach, and stopped the bleach reaction by placing the fabric in a bath of Anti-Chlor and water. I can't wait to use these pieces in some art quilts!