I have been playing with those watercolour effects I got here on fabric, with only minimal success, but some nice pieces of fabric did result.
I think part of my problem this time was that I had too much colour for the water to cope with. These were pretty vibrant and concentrated and when I did this on paper, it worked best with the paler colours.
But this is what I got.
There appear to be two things I have picked up from this, other than perhaps I used to much colour.
- Non wovens, where there really is no grain work best, probably because the water can move in all directions, just like in paper
- in woven fabrics, the canvas was least effective, probably because the large fibres are twisted tightly and woven tightly as well. The cotton, was the next best and coincidentally, the fibres here were not woven as tightly and could be fluffed into fibres, so were looser. The satin had a loose weave that frays easily, and the fibres don't appear to be spun together at all, just bunched. There was less resistance to the movement of water and colour and as a result there was some success.