September 5, 2011
As evidenced by prior posts, I’ve been playing with sun printing on cotton fabric. Yesterday I made four new one-yard pieces, with one “failure”. I learned a lesson: The color of the paint must be significantly darker than the fabric it is on. Using a paler hue will not allow the shapes to sun print to show up. I got only a few very subtle effects. This series of photos shows the process and result.
This last photo is a close up, attempting to show the very slight impression left by a leaf near the center of this fabric. Basically, all I accomplished was to lighten the over-all color of the piece.
In the future, I’ll take care to use darker paint, and perhaps a lighter base fabric. This might have worked well with black paint. Anyone know if I can paint it again successfully?