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Overdying My Printed Fabric

As you may recall, I carved a stamp and printed a piece of fabric with that stamp. The fabric had white circles printed on it.

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You can't really see the circles with all that busy pattern on top.  In my original blog post about the fabric, I wondered what overdying would do to those circles.  And so I decided to try it out. This is the back of the fabric:

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I used four different products for my testing:

And here's the front of the fabric:

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The Marabu spray has mica or some kind of shimmer-y powder in it.  That powder ended up sort of masking/obscuring the printing on the fabric:

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The Tulip Spray and the DecoArts Paint both look great and the dots do pop!

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My personal favorite is the Ranger spray because of its super rich color and almost stark white dots:

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I love overdying as an option to transform either a plain piece of hand printed fabric, or even a commercial fabric!  I hope you'll see what you have in your stash that can be used to play with overdying!

Thanks for stopping by!

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