First, I prepared my work area, selecting what paints I might want to use, getting my tools out and creating a stack of fabric pieces to work with.
I dug out my stencils and stamps... even found one rubbing plate, although the others are hiding somewhere!
I decided to use some Tulip Neon Fabric paints in Yellow, Orange, Lime Green and Hot pink. Did not know until after the first print that they have glitter in them! Anyway, above is my first print using a stencil from The Crafters Workshop... nice, not too heavy in pattern, and I actually remembered to pull the ghost print (see left side of picture).
I reloaded the plate, this time adding the hot pink, and selected one of my hand made stamps to do multiple stampings... see photo below for the finished print.
Added more paint, and used another hand made stamp
Love the colors on the stamp! And darn it, I forgot to pull a ghost print! Just about this time, my camera told me to replace the batteries, and unfortunately, these paints dry really fast! So All I got was the print from the plate.
Here are the first two prints... I like how both of them came out.
This one was disappointing, but it's because the paints dried so fast that they did not adhere well to the fabric... if you look closely, you will see that they are curling on the top of the print. But I can't blame the plate for that!
This is a closeup of the first print, to show off the ghost print.
After two days of using paints, I am looking forward to using thickened dyes tomorrow... they stay wet a lot longer, so I'm sure to get some interesting results without having to rush so much! I have pre-soaked some cotton muslin in soda ash solution, and they will be dry soon. And I have a fresh supply of thickener to mix the dyes with, so I'd better get to it so I will be ready for tomorrow's session! Bye for now...