Sunday night I decided to tie dye a piece of fabric using Dye-na-flow. I plan on cutting it into snippets, for a tree. I used rubber bands to bind certain areas. Then I soaked it with water.
I used cut up straws to suction up the dye and drop it on the fabric. I used Sun yellow, Bright Orange, Emerald green, and Brilliant red. I threw the whole thing in a bowl for about 15 minutes to sit. The colors were really bright at first. I was afraid They would be too bright. They dulled somewhat, and where they mixed, some nice brown colors came through. Then I took the rubber bands off and laid it on a covered piece of heavy cardboard to dry.
Three days later I heat set it with an iron. The colors will look really nice as leaves.....I hope! The piece was ironed a lot. The wrinkle lines are from the tie dying. It's an illusion! I almost hate to cut it up. The fabric was originally a beige muslin.
I love painting fabric. My table unfortunately has suffered greatly!! I can never remember to use a vinyl table cloth.