How to: Flour Resist with Paint

In this post I’m talking about flour resist with paint.

Most of the steps are the same as with dye except there is no fabric prep. Please check out this post for step-by-step instructions.

Add a little water to your fabric paint. After crunching the dry flour paste covered fabric, paint over it.

Here is the white piece with blue veins painted and ready to dry.

Here is the blue piece with the black veins. This blue piece was from the previous flour resist session with dye. I didn’t like how it turned out so thought I’d use black on it.

Now let them dry. This may take a couple days. Then soak in cool water in a bucket. Use your hands to remove the paste from the fabric. Discard water outside, not down the drain. Continue working with the fabric until you get all of the paste off. At this point I hung the fabric to dry. Once dry I washed it in warm water, dried, and then ironed.

Here are the pieces again.

If you don’t want to dye, this is an option. However, I thought it was harder to get the paint and paste off the fabric than it was the dye and paste. But they both produce great results.

Using this technique with previously dyed fabric – even commercial fabric – will give another look. I really liked how the black looks on the blue fabric.

Now to use this fabric. Thought I might use it with a couple of my spinners, but not sure. Thanks for dropping by.