Tuesday, February 19, 2013
How-To Soap Resist Video and Project Examples
Last week, my students used soap resist to make artworks inspired by the molas of the Kuna people. I've written about soap resist at least twice previously on the blog, and y'all have always a ton of really great and awesome questions. . . Questions that are hard for me to answer, because describing the method is much more difficult than demonstrating!
So, I put together a quick video that explains the whole process. P.S. I mention that roofing felt costs $60/roll in the video and I misspeak. Roofing felt costs approximately $15/roll from your local big-box hardware store.
Here are the steps my students used to make their mola-inspired artworks:
1. sketch a design using either a person or animal that is inspired by molas
2. cut a sheet of roofing felt that is at least 24" wide
3. Draw design with a cut of Ivory soap onto the felt
4. Paint around the soap lines with acrylic metallic paint
5. Allow to dry
6. Wash off soap in the sink.