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Vera Luna :Make your own prints using Discharge paste:Quick Tip Tuesday and Link-up party

As fellow fabric designers, this tip from our last linky-party really caught our eye.  She won the feature for this week.  We hope you will add tons of great tips to the link-up party and maybe we will choose you next week.  This post is smart, informative, and oh so fun!  We asked Vera Luna to come over today and share it with our readers.  So, with out further ado, here is how to make your own prints using discharge paste.

Hi Shaffer Sister readers. I'm Saskia from the Netherlands and I blog over at <"">Vera Luna
. I created these pineapple fabrics with discharge paste. This is fabulous (and very smelly) stuff. It works like bleach, but since it's much thicker, it's very suitable for freezer paper stenciling. 

I used it before for one of my favorite projects, this triangle sweater.

For my current project, I cut out several pineapples, all slightly different and with different kinds of leaves. I ironed the freezer paper to the fabric and applied the discharge paste. 

When the paste was dry, some bleaching already had occurred. Then I steam ironed it, which activated the bleach even more. The effect is always a surprise; the degree of bleaching and the resulting color depends on the fabric. I've learned that jeans and red fabric don't work as well. But on this brown cotton, the pineapples came out clear and sharp.

I also printed some orange fabric. Curious what I made with my fabric?
Here's a sneak peek.... You can find the results here and here.

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1 comment:

  1. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

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