Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Paper Cloth, such as it is...

Here are a few samples of the paper cloth I made for the Stitch Alchemy book study described in the previous post.

This first one shows how opaque the Speedball Acrylic Ink is. I should have known. The label says "super pigmented." The paper cloth was made with blue and white tissue paper and a few scraps of paper towel previously painted blue. I sprayed blue ink and then dripped red ink. That was so dark that I stamped some stars with an iridescent red-gold ink. It's still dark.


This second piece was made with plain white tissue on the muslin. It was sprayed with some blue paint while the glue was still wet. After it dried, I applied pink, medium blue and very dark blue ink, rubbing the stamp pads lightly on the surface. This made the folds in the tissue show up better.


For the third piece, I layered both tissue paper and cheesecloth on the muslin. After it was dry, I sprayed it with the blue acrylic ink. After that was dry, I applied a wash of yellow Dye-na-Flow. Then I sponged on some blue Dye-na-flow.

So far, this has been great fun, and I'm learning a lot.

4 comments:

pam T said...

oh these are all wonderful! so what do you do with them now????

Kelli Nina Perkins said...

Very nice--yummy texture. If you want to reintroduce some collage elements, they can always be applied over the ink, but it looks great to me.

Diane said...

Oh how beautiful! Looks like you're having fun experimenting.

freebird said...

I like the idea of this but wonder how easy it is. I've got the book on my wishlist at Amazon (I think! I'd better go check). My idea of a use for it is as a journal cover. What are you hoping to make?