I know I have a bit of a reputation for baking brownies and such but last week I spent two days at Committed to Cloth experimenting with flour on silk screens! I have always wanted to try working with flour resists so it seemed an appropriate technique to use with my broken window design that I previously used with soy wax.
I made a flour and water mix with the consistency similar to that of a pancake batter and using a squeegee, spread it over some cotton fabric.
Now the fun began! Printing with this screen gave me some wonderful effects as you can see here.
I then returned to my fabric with the multiple windows and using a small section cut from an old credit card I scraped two different colours onto the fabric to suggest brickwork.
The fabrics that I prepared with the flour paste were scrunched up to crack the dry paste and then sponged with dye on the soda soaked pieces and India Ink and watered down screen ink on the untreated pieces. They are still waiting to be washed but hopefully I have achieved a good crackle effect. I will keep you posted.
I really like the effect I have achieved here and will certainly experiment more with the technique.
Thanks for reading.