After seeing so many people (Vintagepix, Pokey, Dharma Trading, google search)making awesome sun prints with Pebeo Setacolor paints, I knew that I had to try it for myself. So I ordered a set of the translucent paints -- the only ones that react with sunlight/heat. I immediately had a problem to solve: You have to leave the fabric and sun blocking material out in the sun for at least an hour. I have a very windy 17th floor terrace. How was I going to convince the fabric and the stencils (my sun blocking material) to stay put for an hour? I took to Twitter with my problem and I got some great answers back. (Thank you to all who responded!) In the end the most low-tech solution worked for me.
...laid out a jumbly collection of stencils (sneak peek alert - these are Balzer Designs stencils from TCW releasing in July)...
Then all I had to do was wait.
Removing the stencils was a little like being a kid on Christmas morning! My jaw just dropped open when I saw the clean clear prints. I had expected something a little more murky.
But with all this pretty fabric around I *had* to make something.
I figure, I'm going to need an apron for demo-ing and doing make-and-takes at CHA, so why not be a walking billboard for my new designs?! Can't decide whether I like the apron tied in the front or the back...but I know that I love that I started the day with plain muslin and ended it with an awesome new apron!
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