Glue Batik Lesson
I was amazed at how easy the glue was to use.
I've been fascinated with this image I found on The Graphics Fairy website. . .
. . .so I drew the image onto one of my ice parfait dyed fabrics with a pencil and then proceeded to paint over it with the glue.
I then painted over the top with Imperial purple procion dye.
And I could see on the back that it was going to be GORGEOUS!
I was so excited I forgot one VERY IMPORTANT step.
I FORGOT TO PAINT OVER THE TOP WITH SODA ASH!
THE DYE WON'T STAY ON THE FABRIC WITHOUT A FIXATIVE!I didn't remember THIS VERY IMPORTANT DETAIL until I was driving home from an errand AFTER I had thrown the piece in the washing machine.
This is my finished piece.
I was so sad I almost cried.
All that work gone!
The image is still faintly there.
I am not totally discouraged because using the glue was SO EASY!
The gel glue worked so well as a resist and washed out without a problem.
I know I will be using it again!