While at the Mancuso quilt show in Pennsylvania this month I stopped at a booth with wonderful artist mediums for working on and with fabric. I purchased 2 - 3bottle sets of Decolourant, a discharge medium that not only bleaches out the color of a fabric but also sets in the color that is in the bottle. You can stencil, paint, stamp or screen it on to fabric (cellulose and dyed fabics work best) and after a playdate with the "girlzs" this is what I found out:
- Love this medium and I am already planing projects with it!!!
- Stencils made from freezer paper work the cleanest and give the most predictable outcome (nice sharp edges)
- Colours are the most vibrant when you heat set your design just after it becomes dry to the touch. When I let some of my work dry over niight the results did not have as much POP after ironing
- The color becomes more brilliant after the finished product has set overnight and that is why it should not be washed until 24-48 hours.