While cleaning up my studio yesterday I found these pieces that I forgot to blog about!
For this dyeing experiment, I wanted to use a couple different kinds of resist objects. Here is a light switch cover.
This is my favorite piece. However it and the whole set of fabrics were much lighter than I expected due to the dye colors I used. But I still love this piece. I will definitely try this one again.
Here is the single light switch cover.
This is a pretty piece but way too light and not a lot of texture. The rubber bands just couldn’t hold it tight enough. I’ll be using the clamps next time.
Plexiglass wrapped with rubber bands.
And the last piece also with plexiglass.
This was a fun experiment. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are having a wonderful, creative Sunday.
Never thought of using light switch covers! One thought about clamping them… since they are plastic, they may not be strong enough to withstand the pressure of the clamps. However, I’m wondering if they would be okay if you put the front next to the fabric instead of the back? Then there wouldn’t be a gap. I’m also thinking I want to look for some metal covers at the hardware store, because they would definitely be strong enough. Thanks for posting about this… been awhile since I did any dyeing with clamps!
Hi Judy, I wondered about the plastic vs metal and the clamping, and the large one which is plastic worked great with the clamps. The small one is metal and should have been clamped. The large one seems to be fine but not sure how long it will hold up to a lot of clamping. It has rubber bands around it because I wasn’t going to clamp but then thought it needed them. Glad I did or I wouldn’t have gotten much of a pattern. I could not find any large ones that were metal. I’m not sure what you are asking about putting the front next to the fabric. Look forward to see some of your light cover resist fabric.
Great results and the light blue one has a watery look to it.
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Hi Maggi, Thanks!