Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blue Gel Glue Resist

I have been experimenting with Elmer blue gel glue as resist. First I tried a piece of Kona cotton. I soaked the fabric in soda ash and then let it dry. I stretched it on a frame. I used the glue to outline my design. Let it dry and then painted with thicken procion dye. I let it dry for 24 hours and then soaked it in hot water and the glue came off. Then washed it in the machine with baby tears(it sets the dye) first with hot and then with cold.

Next I tried it on silk. I followed the same process except that I used thicken procion dye in the squares and then liquid procion dye for the back ground.

I see in the Quilting Arts Magazine which I got the new addition in the mail today, that there is a article on using the blue gel glue as well.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Internet Research

I have been spending a lot of time on the internet researching different subjects. Today I came upon a UK magazine that is very interesting. It is free, but asking for a $10 donation. It has tutorials and images for downloading. Those of you that do art quilts you might enjoy looking at this.