|The "right" side of the linen panel, ready to be ironed|
|Ironing the "wrong" side of the linen panel|
|The "wrong" side of the organdy panel, ready to be ironed|
|Ironing the "wrong" side of the organdy panel|
So it probably comes as no surprise that the idea of ironing your artwork takes a little getting used to. I mean, I don't even like ironing my clothes. And now I have to iron my artwork too?
But ironing is what I found myself doing in the studio in order to heat-set the textile paint onto the two panels. I almost forgot this step in the process, that's how much I blocked out the idea of ironing my paintings in my mind. It's a minor step really, and necessary to ensure that all the painting I just spent weeks doing will not go rogue on me later on. So even though it was like 90 degrees on a summer day, I donned my protective white gloves, flipped the panels over, and ironed away.