Friday, July 27, 2012

Resist, Part 3

If you weren't here the past two days, you should catch up by first reading Part 1, then Part 2.


Now that the fabric is totally dry, I started picking the flour and oatmeal away. I hung three on the fence to my garden, in order to wash the rest of the resist ingredients away. For this, I used the garden hose using a "power wash" setting.


Oops! Looks like some mud splashed up on one of these, the one with oatmeal I was so anxious to see. I sort of did a number to the dirt in my pots, too.

Next, it was off inside to give the fabric a final wash and remove the tape.


Here all are, hanging on my front porch rail. It was quicker to place them here, than on the clothesline out back. From the left: flour, oatmeal, oatmeal, flour, flour.



Once dry, the two oatmeal resist fabrics lost much of their color.


Before I went inside, I saw my neighbors were having an "estate" sale. Translated, that means expensive prices for a bunch of junk.


I noticed a lot of people looking, but not many buying. The piles were not going down very quickly, but the crowds kept coming.


I couldn't have gotten into or out of my driveway, if I had wanted to.


See what I mean? Not many people were buying anything.


I watched as the guy with the red truck returned empty handed shaking his head. Wish I'd gotten a picture of the disgust he had on his face. And in case you were wondering, I went to the sale, but found nothing I was willing to buy. In fact, there was nothing I could even afford. I would have liked to have a bug zapper for my back patio, but the $35.00 price tag was offensive!

It was now time to get back to this post, though.


This was supposed to be my favorite piece, but it just wasn't what I expected. If you recall, it's the flour resist I laid the plastic canvas under.


Another flour resist, this one came out better. It is actually more vivid than the scan shows. I also noticed the diamonds in the fabric when I scanned it.


This final flour resist was the one I accidentally turned green when I used a brush that still had blue dye in it. This piece also had the least flour resist.


The final two are oatmeal resist. The colors were more prominent and the resist wasn't evident in this one.


For this one, the oatmeal didn't resist like I was led to believe it should have, but I suspect you can really see the diamond pattern now. About all the oatmeal accomplished was to dull the ink/alcohol mixture. I am glad I used the oatmeal, though, because now I can mark it off my list of kitchen ingredients I won't use as a resist again. Or maybe next time, I'll cook the oatmeal before I use it.

In case you are new to my blog, to date, my two favorite kitchen ingredients to use as a resist have been flour and corn syrup.

You'll have to wait to see how I use some of this fabric. But I promise, it won't be long and all will be revealed!

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28 thoughtful remarks:

Susan said...

Lovely! I like them all. I really loved to see how you created them! The second one (one with flower) just turned out stunning. And the colors of the last one are fabulous!
Love Susan

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

All the pieces look great to me but I see the real contrast with the flour pieces and the richer color. I am sure you will make some lovely pieces with all of the,. Thanks for testing ideas for us to try on our own. Great info to add to our creativity toolbox. xox

Halle said...

So interesting how the fabrics turned out. I'm always surprised how much lighter the color is once dry.

Dawn said...

Hi Elizabeth, lol been waiting for this and defo not disappointed, what varied results you had and I love them all, particularly the orangey one though, have to admit its becoming one of my favourite colours to work with.
You must have some patience my lovely, must have been frustrating waiting for all the stages to dry, but well worth the wait.
Ha ha, will be waiting in anticipation for your makes now!
Big hugs x x x x

Dianne said...

They may not have turned out like you wanted, but they are lovely! I'm not sure I would have the patience that you have in going through all the steps and waiting for it to dry. I'm more of an instant gratification girl!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Even though the finished result was not what you had hoped, they are all interesting, & I am sure you will put them to good use. It looks like the flour resist gives a more dramatic effect. The green flour resist reminds me a bit of camo material.

see you there! said...

I like the pieces but then I didn't have a particular outcome in mind as you did.

Garage sales as well as thrift stores have become too pricey around here to even bother going to. I used to like to pick up bits for altering but even the bits cost too much.

Darla

Rebeca Trevino said...

what patience you have!
i love the second blue flour one, i can see animal patterns in it, like prehistoric cave drawings. quite beautiful. complicated to make, but beautiful.
can't wait to see what you make with them.

Carolyn Dube said...

Your neighbor must have learned a good lesson in supply and demand when it comes to pricing "stuff". Your fabric turned out fabulously! I wouldn't have thought to use the garden sprayer to get it off- I was wondering yesterday how you were going to do it. Thanks for sharing such great posts!

Terrie Purkey said...

You continue to amaze with your willingness to try such unusual things. While the results weren't what you expected, I think they're FAB. And I just know you'll turn them into something delightful and unexpected. Sometimes softer, smooshy colors are just what you need after all! :)

sandee said...

Like Terrie said, it amazes me the products you come up with to try out! I never would have thought about flour, oatmeal, and corn syrup? As for those cars blocking you in, how rude! :( waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Caterina Giglio said...

amazing... i had to go back to read your posts thanks for having the links, I have been so busy with my show, I have not had a chance to pop by, love the accidental green one, but they all came out great!! x

~*~Patty S said...

your second flour resist has wonderful patterns...each of the pieces will be lovely ingredients when next your hands find them for the rest of their journey E

thanks for another great tutorial
hard to resist ... heehee

oxo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, even though some of the effect you wanted didn't work all the pieces look wonderful :-) I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with these.
Anne x

Dianne said...

lovely results! quite a lot of work, but I know you'll make something beautiful from this fabric!

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