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Monday, October 13, 2008

The backside is better

Sound an interesting title ! evil grin smileys

I am talking about my paper experiment - I have Maggie Grey's new book and decided to try gesso, tissue and paint. Following the instructions I used bondaweb to attach tissue to vilene, then did my layer of gesso with salt and sprayed the paper with coffee and a quick spritz of Adirondack colour wash in egg plant. It looked stunning whilst wet..... but this morning I looked again (the photos are difficult in this light - as today is a bit grim) but it looks less exciting AND the paper has come away from the vilene. Here are two pics of it today.....The really lovely thing though is the backside....... it is really lovely.... (three pics in difficult light).... now I need to decide a) which side to use, b) do I re-attach it with more bondaweb and finally the tricky question c) what next??

4 comments:

Garnered Stitches said...

The wonders of experimenting is that you don't need to the follow the rules,( well, I suppose the
H & S rules need to be followed, of couse!) so use the back - if you hadn't said anything would we be the wiser? If you have enough of the sample, cut it in half and carry on re-bonderwebbing it and then use the other piece "back to front" and see what developes.
best wishes

EMBELLISHER said...

You really have ingenious experiments with materials.
I've tagged you for a meme Anna, if you visit my blog you'll see the rules there, hope you'll play along.

Genie said...

Hi Anna,
Looks interesting,
I haven't started mine yet run out of Pelmet Vilene.
Have afun week

Helen Suzanne said...

wonderful textures Anna. I really like the colours too. I've been using a similar technique in some pieces I made up to use as the spine of some journals, and I had a similar problem with the tissue coming off from the vilene base. I just FME all over with copper thread and it worked wonderfully.