Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Wondering Wednesday : Paints Or Dyes?
Of course, this isn't a hard and fast rule. Sometimes you might want to have partial transparency on a particular piece, so paint would be a useful thing to use to block out the background (if you see what I mean). Combinations of paint and dye are good to experiment with; we might try a project based on that in the weeks to come.
The quilt above, 'Forgotten Flights' is a good example of a combination of paint and transfer dyes. The overall colour was created by layer upon layer of transfer dyes. I then stitched into the base, emphasising some of the 'flying' shapes I could see. Stitch on its own, however, wasn't strong enough a contrast to make those flying elements stand out, so I added blue acrylic paint to them. That made a powerful statement. Try it yourself, next time you need to add emphasis to a piece.