A few weeks ago I printed off some old dye-impregnated screens and produced spectacularly ugly fabric. Well, look what another layer does:
I am all a-twitter. These pieces are so gorgeous they undo me. The pictures don't do them justice. This piece is about 3 x 4 ft:I was printing with a thickened dye in turquoise, golden yellow, avocado and black. At least, that's what I started with. Very soon I had a zillion little containers with various shades. Then I got frustrated because so much dye was left on the screens, so I started soaking the dye-coated screen briefly, and printing with those.
This one is a strange combination - deer and graffiti:
I had no idea what dye would take at what depth of color. Marks that looked black when wet washed to pale in some cases. Here's my favorite: birds and a rough surface that looks to me like a weathered wall, on a piece of cotton about 3 foot square: