After the Batiking should I Fabric Paint or Thicken Dye to Paint?
I have a little dilemma.
1. I prepare my garment (soda ashing and then completely hang drying) for dyeing.
2. I make a design and outline the design in a fabric color paint and brush batik wax in the design.
3. I use my pole for arashi and dye my garment by squirting two colors of dye on.
4. I leave the dye on for almost a whole day. Then I rinse the dye in cold water for awhile and then rinse it in a tub of hot water and get the wax off. And that works okay. I'm assuming I can only rinse out the dye one cold bucket at a time and get the wax off, one hot bucket at a time because the two garments have different dyes on them.
5. I wash the garment in Synthropol and dry the garment in the dryer.
Now I have a dyed garment with a white design - which is what I want.
One of the designs is a wolf head which I would like to have it look like a silhouette.
A. Should I thicken black or brown dye with Alginate and paint it?
or should I just paint the silhouette with fabric paint. Which would be more mistake-proof?
B. Is there any step that I can avoid in doing all the previous steps for several garments.