I love experimenting with new processes .... the latest one I have been working with is Discharging. For this, I start with a Black or other color tee, fold and tie it up and then I remove color from the tee leaving a patten of light tan and black. From here you can rinse well or wash and then add color back in.... BUT, I love contrast so I decided to leave them like this for a while just in case anyone else loves contrast as well. OR, you can buy and add some of your own color.
Oh and one more thing I love about these... I fold in half before I scrunch, so when I remove color, I get lots of faces that show up due to the symmetry.
If you would like to try this process out, I have a video that shows how I created many of these Scrunch tees : Discharge Scrunch on Black tee.
I use Procion dyes which are professional strength commercial dyes, the colors stay bright for years. I work with Gildan Ultra tees, they are 6.1 oz, 100% pre-shrunk cotton.
Great dyes, quality tees, and attention to detail, combined with my ability to embrace the random nature of liquid color, equals an awesome new shirt for you to wear and show off. Each tee is handmade, so every tee shirt is unique.... I may be able to do one similar, but never exact.
Hello, my name is Carl, aka MrTieDye. I am a Dye Artist and I love the medium of tie-dye. I push the boundaries of tie-dye to places few people have seen. I am constantly asked "how did you do THAT with tie-dye?"
I started twisting tees and splashing dye in August 2000 and quickly realized the unlimited potential of the tie-dye medium. I have experimented with many techniques of tie-dye as I explored its history. Now, along with my peers, I am boldly contributing to the future of this dynamic new face now emerging in the World of Art ~ Tie-Dye!