Well I finally got to take some of the alginate I made and mix up some discharge paste. Much to my dismay the alginate had a slight ammonia odor when I opened it up. I knew I should have put it in the fridge. I decided to use it anyway even though the ammonia smell means it is spoiled. I’ll tell you right now that everything worked out beautifully so I am glad I took the chance.
1/2 teaspoon thiox powder
1 teaspoon of soda ash
enough water to dissolve the powders (and ounce or so)
I put that in the bottom of a mustard container I got at the 99c store. Then filled it about 3/4 with the smelly alginate. I shook it up, was really happy that it didn’t explode (just kidding) Now it is really smelly!I used the oxalis screen and set it up in my new workshop! I was rummaging around in my stash and found the perfect piece of linen to do my experiment. I dyed it and overdyed it a while ago. It’s very beautiful as it is, but I want to mess with it anyway.Here I go printing the discharge paste onto the linen. It is really smelly and I have to open the window. thank goodness I have plenty of those in the new space.
so as I screen I move the fabric over -it’s not a perfect repeat, but it will do. the discharge looks very dark because it is still very wet. I usually don’t let it dry before i steam it with the iron. Now it is starting to come up from the steam! YES it is green as I hoped!! I still have to wash out the residue from the alginate so it may change a bit. I will let you know. But here is what it looks like now!
so why is it called color remover huh?