Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tie and dye

Tie-dye is a modern term coined in the mid-1960s in the United States for a set of ancient resist-dyeing techniques, and for the products of these processes. The process of tie-dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye(s). The manipulations of the fabric prior to application of dye are called resists, as they partially or completely prevent the applied dye from coloring the fabric. More sophisticated tie-dyes involve additional steps, including an initial application of dye prior to the resist, multiple sequential dye and resist steps, and the use of other types of resists (stitching, stencils) and discharge.
I tried my hands in tie and dye simply using fabric paints.i used crystal salt and folding technique to achieve these results.Hope you all like it ....

Crystal salt technique 
( turned to a heart)

Diagonal fan folding technique

rolled technique 

i'm linking this to PPF

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

wooden tray with coasters

Its been a year ,am away from blogging.some health issues.I am back with full energy.Hope i justify my late presence.Today i am posting my new work which is something different my other works.Thought to change the base instead here my new work wooden tray with ceramic coasters...Hope you all like it .It is adorning my friend's dinning table.Happy on  the response from her.
                      Here i painted the wooden tray and coasters with lotus and pair of fish theme.It's kind of madhubani incorporated in the painting sealed well for making it more durable.

wooden tray with coasters