First, I immersed the fabric in alum to ensure the paint would adhere to the fabric.
Next, I allowed the fabric to dry.
After that, I made the size with water and carrageenanan, an extract from seaweed. Carrageenan allows the paint to float and spread.
Then, I used toothpicks to swirl the paints to create the marbling design. For this piece I used Jacquard airbrush paints. The moon in the piece started out as a drop of yellow paint that spread out on top of a layer of marbled paint I had already created.
When I was happy with the design, I placed the bandana on the size for a few seconds, lifted it off by the corners, and rinsed the bandana to remove the carrageenan and excess paint. When the print was dry, I heat set the paints, so I could wash the bandana.
I used Photoshop Elements To create digital prints with the geese.
After I scanned the image on the bandanas into the computer, to the design I added layers of geese in silhouette that I had created.
Finally, I added borders to the prints.