Dy-na-flow and resist methods
  • Hi,

    I just purchased some Dy-na-flow colors yesterday and this weekend I want to get aquainted with it. The store where I purchased it was out of resist, so I was thinking about trying some wax resist techniques on fabric. I have paraffin wax and beeswax on hand. I want to rubber stamp the wax onto the fabric, then paint around it, wash or melt out the wax, then overprint with gold Lumiere and maybe some other acrylic paints.

    My question is this - I also have lots of glycerin-based melt and pour soap on hand since that is a hobby of mine. Does anyone out there think that using the soap as a resist is worth trying? I could melt out what I can with the iron when I heat set it, then wash it. Has anyone ever tried it? Does it sound like a logical thing to try?

    Thanks a lot!
  • Ok, I answered my own question by experimenting - the melt and pour soap does not stick to the fabric. So - wax it is!

  • Way to go Carolyn!

    I'm always in favor of experimentation--you never know when you'll come up with some new technique.

    Keep it up!!