The Feb/March issue of Quilting Arts showed the gel-resist technique using Elmer's gel glue. I used Pebeo setacolor textile paints and made a few small samples. It's really easy, and was the first attempt of mine at creating my own fabrics.
What process did you use to remove the gel glue?
Was the glue resistant to being removed?
Did you heat set the paint before/after removing the gel glue?
Looking forward to your reply......
LuAnn in Oregon http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/
To remove the glue, I put the fabric samples in my dryer for about 10 minutes on high--this apparently sets the color and softens the glue. I then washed them in my washing machine with regular detergent. When I took them out of the washer, I could still feel a little bit of the glue on some pieces, so I ended up soaking those in my sink in warm water for a few minutes until the glue melted away totally. (I only use cold water in my washing machine all the time, but I think if you used warm water in it, the glue would be all gone without the additional soaking). Then I dried them on my clothesline--the article in the magazine said not to dry them in the dryer after washing in the machine as it could fade a little after this due to the raising of the grain of the fabric or something like that.
Gorgeous! Didn't it feel great to do something for the first time and have such awesome results? :D
That looks like so much fun to do!? I hope that you made more than one and you have tried different shapes to see how it turned out? I would love to hear!