I know it sounds crazy - but I used mashed potatoes as a paint resist on fabric.
Muslin pinned tightly to padded board. I bought the cheapest grocery store brand of dry instant mashed potatoes. Mixed 3/4 to 1 cup of the dry potato flakes with about 2 cups of hot water. (The mixture should be the consistency of pudding.)
Potato mixture spread over top. The hard part is waiting for this to dry! I waited overnight. When the mixture is dry, it cracks - this is a good thing.
Fabric paints brushed over dry potato mixture. Let paint dry then rinse fabric with warm water to remove potato mixture.
This was my first attempt using mashed potato resist. I need to think about whether the results were worth the effort. What do you think?
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