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, "LL Rice" <apolloniavoss@...> wrote:
> I've uploaded a photo of my first sideless surcote/first stamped
> garment to the photo section. The album is "Apollonia Voss's Stuff."
Playing catch up here, apologies for the delayed response. Hope you'll
post a photo of you wearing it soon!
> After testing it, it became clear that the design
> wasn't raised far enough from the backing; I cut another and
> repeated the test; And again two more times.
Your patience was rewarded with a good print though. I remember
futzing around with a stamp for days and not getting a clean print on
the silk I was working with. Finally I went to a stencil. (Me,
stubborn? Maybe just a little.)
> It's been a fun project. I'll be working with a premade stamp and
> some gold colored fabric paint to go onto a silk Byzantine overdress
Addictive, isn't it? Stencils are fun too, once you've gotten a feel
for how much - or how little - paint you need to load on your brush.
Jehanne de Wodeford