These photos were taken during the process of making prints in the summer of 2015. The technology which I use to create hand-bleached art prints is quite complex and multistaged. Usually It takes a few days to prepare every single stencil for each piece of fabric. Normally I prepare several stencils to print them together at one day with perfect weather conditions. A bleaching component, chloride is highly poisonous and volatile substance. That’s why I work with it carefully only outdoors and on a windless day. I spray a small amount of a bleacher on stencils and wait for some time watching how the reaction goes. And then, right in front of my eyes a colour of a fabric starts to fade and gradually dissolves after some time. At the right moment when I feel that the print stood for a wanted stage, I stop the process, remove the stencil and thoroughly wash a fabric. For the complete removal of any tiny chloride particles a machine wash of fabrics is a must final procedure.
HERE YOU CAN SEE 2-yrs old publication of HOW I MAKE MY HAND-BLEACHED PRINTS