Jane has developed a proprietary wax formula to make ProcionMX crayons. Lisa and Jane, together, developed some uses for these as well as dye-infused soy wax used for batik, and another version for stenciling.
It was so exciting to explore some of the possibilities these new tools will provide. I'm itching to get back into the dye studio and push some ideas forward. This was my first experience with steaming versus "batching" cloth. Steaming is required for these techniques. We all learned a few things along the way about steaming.
Here are a few photos from the weekend:
Jane (L) and Lisa introduce the methods of working
with these new processes
Jane prepares a bundle of samples for the steamer
One of our two steamers at work
Stamping hot ProcionMX infused wax onto cotton
Cotton silk blend with rubbings and monoprinting
silk habotai, stenciled with red wax, then hand-painted with thinned charmeuse colored procionMX
silk jacquard, hand-painted with hot colored wax, then hand-painted with slightly thickened procion MX
posing with my samples (I was very hot & sweaty, and one week post-op!)