Saturday, February 23, 2008

A New Toy

There is almost nothing as much fun as learning to play with a new process AND getting to go shopping at one of my favorite stores in the meantime. I bought some of Dharma Trading Co.'s discharge paste and used it on the Altered Clothing Round Robin outfit. This first photo shows the paste applied to the skirt. It became invisible when it dried.


Applying heat with a steam iron caused the color to disappear. It was a little like magic, watching the design reappear as a ghost image.

I thought about leaving it just like that, but I just couldn't, so I pulled out my Dyna-Flo paints and added a little detail. The first squares were too flat, so I shaded them with bits of other colors to give a little depth. The shiny squares in the top row are actually Duo Green Lumiere, though as usual, the camera's flash distorts the true color.

And here is the whole outfit finished and ready to be packed BEFORE its mailing date. Woo Hoo!
I've been playing with other things this week as well, but I'll save those for another post. I finally got around to starting my chair from Jean Bernard's online class -- it is taking a VERY different direction from where I originally intended it to go! I'll post photos when I get a little more of the detail sculpted. I am EXCITED about this project, as I haven't been excited about anything in a very long time.

9 comments:

Jennifer A. said...

The outfit is amazing. Your design balances the design on the cardigan wonderfully.

Kerry said...

Wow!! I am so impressed, I would be so lost trying to do something like this, amazing to me!!

Judi Wellnitz said...

That looks like it would have been fun! It is wonderful.

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful!!

Linda Fleming said...

Wow! that product is amazing! I love what you did with this outfit. Another new art adventure for you- clothing embellisher!

Yvette said...

It is really beautiful!
I never heard of discharge paste - it sounds interesting.

Needle Pulling Thread Designs said...

Wow I love what you have done with this! I wish it were my outfit! Great job!
Nita

Kai said...

OH, BOY! I think you should 'accidentally' get 'confused' and send that outfit in MY direction! I am usually SO not a 'blue' person, but that technique turned this blue outfit into a one-of-a-kind designer DREAM! Absolutely gorgeous, Judi!

Louisiana Momma said...

that is great.. I need to get some of that paste for my purses.. that would be great fun :-) your outfit is beautiful and if the owner doesn't like it then she is just crazy :-)