When I received my new irises in July they were packaged with Natural Wood Excelsior, or what is also called wool wood. I took it out of the box and put it on my dye table. I knew I had to try printing with it sometime in the future. Well, the future was last week.
Check out this video for my process.
Here is some of the wool wood.
I decided to print this piece of ice dyed fabric.
I had to choose which paint I wanted to print with. Here are three I looked at.
I didn’t like any of them even though they were all in this piece. So I chose rust.
Now to pounce paint onto the wool wood.
I decided that was a bit too dark, so I added white paint.
Here it is finished before it’s cleaned up and ironed.
Here it is a closeup of the finished piece that was heatset, washed, and ironed.
And a couple other pieces. This was a beautiful dyed piece. I added turquoise and then white paint.
This is the piece I printed on my video.
It’s funny what lovely marks this wood wool makes. I was really surprised. I’m so glad my muse is back. There will be a new video next week. Hope you will drop by again.
Beautiful! Where can a person buy wool wood? I’d like to try it. I like to experiment with the dyes and paints.
Sue, It looks like you can buy it on etsy and also amazon. It’s sure fun to play with. I am going to see how it works with dyes too. Thanks for dropping by and if you try it, I’d love to see what you create!
I love it! What a great way create texture. I would not have thought of lightening it by using white overtop at the end. It gives it more dimension and brightness. Thanks for sharing. Now to find wood wool,,,,
Claudia, Thank you! Yes, especially on that one piece that was so dark. You can find it on etsy and amazon, but you might be able to find it at a shipping store. Thank YOU for dropping by and commenting.
I love it!!! This will be another great technique to amend hand-dyed fabric that just didn’t turn out quite as I hoped. Thanks for sharing!
Jane, Yes!! It’s a great way to “fix” a piece you aren’t happy with. So glad you like it.