3 months ago
Thursday, February 21, 2013
For this technique, your dye colors need to all be in the same color family so that when they bleed together you get pleasing intermediary colors and not mud. (This shirt had various strengths of Magenta, Purple and Blue applied to it.) Get your garment really wet, not dripping but much wetter than you would want if trying to dye a pattern. Lay the garment out flat but with nice wrinkles and squirt the dye colors on heavily, in a random, overlapping way. You want to thoroughly cover the shirt. Once covered, ball the garment up and squish and twist it, unballing and re-squishing several times, forcing the colors to blend and bleed and do what they may. (If the shirt is not wet enough you won't get enough bleed action.) Leave balled up and wrap & wait as normal before rinsing. If successful, your finished garment will be a grandly muddled melange of complimentary colors.
This Left-Over shirt pictured appears to have definite "lines" in it but in real life, they are not obvious. Except for on the sleeve, they weren't even noticeable until looking at the picture. I think the flash highlighted them. Anyhows, "lines" aren't good! So (note to self) to avoid them altogether, make sure the entire garment is good and wet, and don't use a narrow tipped squirt bottle to apply the dye.
Posted by ColsCreations at 2:00 PM