On a recent visit to The Marsh Store, I came home with some de-Colourant to try, made by Harbor Sales Inc. Basically, de-Colourant is a substance that you apply to areas of your fabric where you'd like to remove the colour. Once the de-colourant is applied, you leave it to dry, then to "activate" it, you simply press with a good hot iron using lots of steam. There are many of ways to play with this product, try using, brushes, stamps, stencils, resists, the list goes on, but I wanted to see if I could use it with one of my own designs.
I printed directly onto freezer paper and then ironed the freezer paper to fabric.
Next I went to the machine, removed the thread and using the free motion setting, I stitched along the lines. Once I was satisfied that I had created enough perforations, I began to brush the De-colourant over top of the paper.
I peeled off the paper and left it to dry. See how faint this is?And here is what emerged once the steam iron was applied.
One of the things I LOVE about The Marsh Store, is that in addition to the fabulous fabrics, notions, and services they provide, they also strive to bring in products for the art quilter as well, I always come away with something wonderful. Thanks Shirley!