Have you used one of the methods in the previous two posts yet to create some Sun Printed or Sun Less Printed Fabrics? I hope so!
Today's post will use take the Sun Printed fabric one step further.
The fabrics created with Sun Printed are beautiful in and of themselves but they can be so much more when you layer them.
The paints used in Sun Printing are transparent and lend themselves well to layering. (Note: Pebeo's Setacolor has been renamed "light" instead of "transparent" as pictured above.)
It is amazing the depth which can be achieved with two and three layers of paint. To create a layered effect, start by creating your first layer as described in this post.
One of the biggest tricks to creating a beautiful second and third layer
is to remember basic color theory:
Blue + Red = Purple
Blue + Yellow = Green
Red + Yellow = Orange
And don't forget that
Purple + Yellow = Brown
Green + Red = Brown
Orange + Blue = Brown
Brown is a beautiful color!
Especially when you can see layers of the colors it was created from.
Here are just a couple examples of the beauty you can create with layer Sun Prints:
First layer: Blue
Second Layer: Fuchsia
Don't be afraid to cover the entire piece with the Fuchsia!
The fabric has three colors despite only using two colors of paint.
And this piece was given an additional layer of blue.
The masks used on these pieces were cut from plastic transparency sheets as well as natural leaves from a tree.
The second example is a piece where Brown is especially beautiful.
First Layer: Blue
Second Layer: Orange
Third Layer: black
This is one of my favorite Sun Printed fabrics.
What colors will you combine?
What shapes will you create in your Sun Printed fabrics?
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Next week's post on September 27th will show you a fun project to create with your Sun Printed fabrics.