> >1. Mix a flour paste and put it into a squeeze bottle: >mix 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 cup water, and 2 teaspoons alum >Using a blender works best, start with the water, then slowly sprinkle in the >flour and alum. > > >2. Squeeze the paste onto the cloth following the pre-sketched design. Let >it dry over night. > >3. Paint the open areas of the cloth with watercolor paints, the colors >lighten as they dry so use a lot of bright paint. Let it dry over night. > >4. Work hard with your fingers to crack and rub the dried paste off the >cloth. The strip of cloth beneath the past will resist the color. > >I haven't done this myself, but my friend's students did some really nice >work. She did have problems with the fading colors -- it probably depends on >the type of paint used -- you might be able to use a different type of paint >or dye? I would try it at home and see. Good luck. > >:) Laura Allan > >I have done this with thinned Chromacryll-works great...I have a sample
which is still unfaded after about 5 years!