The fabrics used are my clean-up cloths.
I use dried soda-soaked pieces of fabric to catch spilled dyes during mixing powders and making solutions.
Every time the resulting mix of colours after a final wash is a surprise.
Discharge printing is removing colour from fabric. I used Jacquard's discharge paste for natural fabrics and the butterfly stencils I made for printing with a masking film (lesson 2).
The first fabric shows a mildly use of discharge paste (click on each picture for a better view):
On the second fabric I used more discharge paste by doing 2 passes with the paste through the screen.
The result was a more pronounced print. I tried to soften that by slightly shifting the screen from the first print:
For a realistic view, I added wing patterns and a butterfly body to both samples by sponging fabric paint through a stencil.
This short description does not cover the complete bonus lesson. For knowledge of all the do's and do not's I highly recommend following the on-line course given by Lyric Kinard at Quilt University: