Thursday, August 18, 2011
soy & dye experiments
I've long wondered about mixing the dye/resist process somehow, as counter intuitive as it seems. I know someone had written a book about it and can't find the thing - so here I am re-inventing the wheel cause I can't wait to read about someone elses discoveries..if you know the book I'm talking about please email me.
For the first one, I waited until the soy way was completely melted and stirred in a teaspoon of dye into each muffin.
It blended pretty quickly and working fast, I applied the colored wax directly to a huck towel that had been soaked in soda ash.
The backside is even interesting. It's going to kill me to wait to wash this out but what a great excuse to get some chores done!
Below is the other half of the huck towel, also damp with soda ash. This time I spooned the dye into the muffin tin while the wax was still melting and it did not blend as well or easily with the wax.
I started out wanting some "white space" and used wax without dye (covered over now) but it was looking so nasty that as soon as the wax cooled I rolled it up and put it in with a quart of monkey blood.
washout will be lunch-ish.