On my printing passage through the Alphabet I have got to the
letter N - for Netting!
There are so many different kinds of netting that you can repurpose:
onion bags, the protective netting you get on your duty free bottles,
no-slip carpet underlay, the plastic netting on top of mandarin orange
boxes - even lace (plastic or fabric) - the list goes on and on!
Here are a few examples of what you can do:
|The fabric was painted using Colour Vie pigments www.colourvie.com|
then stencilled with metallic Colour Vie pigment, using the plastic
netting from the top of a mandarin orange box.
|Painted with Colour Vie pigments. Carpet underlay was placed |
underneath the painted fabric. The excess pigment was
scraped off while still wet.
|I put plastic netting under the fabric and scraped off the excess, |
so that the netting appeared like a rubbing . After the pigment had
dried, I placed a different plastic netting on top of the fabric,
and painted through that netting using a brush.
|Colour Vie pigments can be thinned! Just add a pinch of salt to your|
Base/pigment/Resfix mixture and the thickener breaks down to
become liquid. Now you can use the pigment for spraying
(or dyeing). Here I sprayed through a plastic mesh.
|A lace curtain was placed under the cotton fabric, |
which was painted and then scraped while wet.