- Inkodye in Magenta
- Inkodye detergent
- Inko film sheets 8.5 x 8.5”
- Cotton fabric
- Sponge paint brush
- Picture frame glass
1. Follow the instructions to print your inkodye negatives from your home printer. I used the lumi app on my iphone to take a photo of Ruby and prepare the negative for printing, so nifty!!
2. I used my sharpies to really darken the areas on the negative that I wanted to be light. Hmm, does that make sense? The darker areas of the negative do not have as much sunlight activation..I really wanted to be sure that there was a big contrast. I even used the sharpies to make the whites of her eyes super white!
4. Lay the fabric down
5. Pour some well shaken inkodye into a bowl
7. Place the negative on top of the fabric and take the board with the fabric outside to a lovely sunny spot and WAIT! It was a bit windy at my place so I had to hold the negative down with a bbq tool, garden trowel and a stick. (I only had them on the edges).
8. Once the image was nice and bright (around 20 minutes) I popped inside and gave the fabric a really good wash with inkodye detergent until the water runs clear. After my fabric was dried and ironed I stared work on the image.
9. Ruby has this super sweet necklace made of pretty velvet flowers. It inspired me to cut a few flowery shapes from felt.
11.Fold down the top of the fabric around 1” and stitch it down.
12.Add a little dowel (mine is ¼” diameter) and add a little bit of twine for hanging. Voila! A one of a kind portrait