Solar transfer or Sun Printing with INKODYE
|Orange InkoDye over lime green fabric. Lace and sewing notions used as masks.|
A recent swap held at PostcardMailArtYahoo group, used the technique of sun printing. Summer is the perfect time to play with fabric dyes, solar inks and fabric paint combinations.
~ Snap open
~ Spread thinly on fabric using packet as a scraper
~ Let dry in the dark
~ Layer unique opaque obstacles on fabric
~ Expose to sunshine 10-20 minutes
~ Wash twice, rinse, dry
|Plum Inkodye over green fabric. This was a vibrant contrast until I let it sit too long |
in sun after removing objects. Now the contrast is not as drastic.
In my first experiment, I spread plum INKODYE over a lime green printed fabric. I layered sewing notions and lace pieces. However, my fabric was too damp. Ink stained the lace doilies, button backs, and tools. So remember, to let your ink dry to touch before layering opaque objects.