Technique of the Week #30 – Freehand Discharge Paste Painting
Project Hours: 3 hours
Design and Materials: 1 hour
Execution: 2 hours
Discharge Paste STINKS….. I mean it really, really smells bad. If you can stand it in your well-ventilated workspace to work on this project, I’d suggest you give it a go. Or wear a respirator.
I freehand painted this octo onto blue fabric. Now I have tried Discharge Paste before, so that was not the technique I was trying. My previous experience has only been with screen printing with it. So, to paint it on freehand was what I was after to see if it would work.
I painted it on, and waited for it to dry and then steamed it to make the Discharge Paste work. My iron bubbled a bunch of water on the fabric and my octo came out with some neat spots. I also did not know what color the blue would discharge out as. That was pretty cool.
I can see lots of freehand work in my future… if I can stand the smell.