Today, I wanted to experiment with black gutta as a resist. This is a different approach for me as I enjoy the more painterly effects of hand mixed thickeners to dyes. The effect is bold and deliberate and care must be taken to watch the thickness of the lines. I suggest using Dharma Trading Company’s Pebeo Water Based in Tubes.
After the gutta dries thoroughly I begin to work on the dying. Often I find myself excited to start the process of painting and the gutta is still not dry. In that case a hair dryer on high heat moves it along quickly. Here you can see I used the gutta partially to resist an area and in part to accent design.
Enjoy the process,