Friday, February 27, 2015

Frosty The Recycled Snowman

OK...so I never actually BUILT a snowman but if I had....this is where he would have ended up!

I so loved the results of snow dyeing with soy was resist I just HAD to do it again! This time I did an experiment with the soda ash. One piece was pre-soaked in soda ash and the second piece was just PFD right off the bolt. On that piece I sprinkled the soda ash on along with the dye powder.

The procion dyes I used were Victorian Blue, Turkey Red, Smoky Grey and some Pewter

And here are the fun results. I used my new favorite resist applicator....my empty tea tin!!!

Piece One - Pre-soaked fabric, snow, dye powder, more snow


Piece Two - Non-soaked fabric, snow, dye powder, soda ash, more snow

One think I noticed is that the colors mixed more with the pre-soaked fabric and kept their distance a bit more with the sprinkled piece. I love them both....just depends on what look you are going for!

I'm linking this to Nina Marie's Off The Wall Friday. Stop by and see what many amazing artists are up to!



2 comments:

Norma Schlager said...

Every time I see something like this with soy resist, I vow that I have to try it. I love your results!

Kelly L Hendrickson said...

Thanks Norma! I greatly encourage you to jump in and give it a try. Only one warning....it is addictive! But so worth it!