Mixed Media

MaybeNotso

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

The technique is simple

008

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

009

Matte Medium is needed directly on the background

010

Apply it over the tissue too.

012

Cover the surface and leave to dry.

029

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.

More Blues

Don’t forget to look at some of today’s earlier posts for more hand dyed packs currently available.

022

Perle 5 cut lengths SOLD. No postage until Sunday 9pm UK time Only one available. Each pack listed today has a little surprise included.

Subscribe to my Creative Diary 2015 here (all posts for 2014 are also included if you purchase before the end of December)

%d bloggers like this: