the Denver Dyer — clay resist
clay resist dye experiment indigo natural dyes painting techniques
Clay Resist & Indigo: Initial Test
clay resist indigo painting techniques
One of the goals I gave myself this year is to learn and develop the skills of more printing techniques. One of these techniques is a resist printing using a clay paste. I made the clay paste that can be thickened or thinned for painting or printing, and tested it by painted on a madder root dyed napkin. Once the clay dries, I dipped it into an indigo vat. After a couple minutes, I pulled out the napkin, and rinsed it. The clay prevents the indigo from grabbing into the painted areas, dyeing all other areas blue. I have a...