Mixed Media

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The background of the above was created with hand dyed tissue and further embellished with foil and gel pens.

The technique is simple

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Requirements are few too. You need a background* (fabric or paper) the tissue and a matte medium (the one illustrated works particularly well).

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Matte Medium is needed directly on the background

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Apply it over the tissue too.

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Cover the surface and leave to dry.

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Once dry the beauty of the paper is visible. Interesting things can happen with the background too

The above shows the front and back of a paper background

The above shows a background of cotton fibres. A piece of this paper is included in our packs so that you can experiment. This surface too is perfect for stitching – and I often use it for book covers.

Sometimes there is a double use as a quick ‘print’ will result in a watercolour-like finish – and you can still use the paper as above. The video below shows the imprint left – remember to lift the tissue immediately while still wet – it can be transferred to another area for use or left on polythene to dry before peeling off for use.

Create

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Some days are better than others, I’m sure you will agree. Today was one that was filled with a number of agendas…… and not all of them were mine. It was a day when nothing was completed – but moves were made in many directions. It had been intended to be full of creativity, at least I made a start.

Two mini-tutorials are in the pipeline. I’ll try and finish one before tomorrow evening. Watch this space – in the sense that I’ll publish a link here as soon as they (or ‘it’) are done.

 

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