I’ve been trying to figure out my new process. I’ve spent a lot of time doing samples so that I will have more control with the fabric impressions on paper. I did wet on wet, dry on dry, wet on dry, and dry on wet; straight out the bottle and thinned out with water. I’m hoping to have a solid set of small samples for reference. I did 4 samples that sit alone to dry, and 4 samples that dry under pressure. I’ve also been thinking about my substrate. I decided I would cover a wood panel with pages from an old history book. I tried to pick out pages that tell stories of people in the southern area of the United States, where my family is from. (Eli Whitney, Daniel Boone, etc.) Now I need to figure out what to stitch and do impressions of.
Ink samples using wet and dry paper and fabric
Fabric impressions on book pages. (Samples)
Book pages glued to a wood panel. This is the ground of something to come.