Shortly after taking the photographs, I logged on to ‘Workshop on the Web’ and lo and behold there was an article by the late Val Campbell Harding called ‘Seeing Pink Elephants’ in which she was explaining a process very similar to what I had been doing!
So I quickly rinsed through the piece I had been working on, ready to start again.
Firstly I covered the stitching with white emulsion.
Couldn't resist putting in these close ups:
When this was dry, black Quink ink was applied. (VCH said it goes a greyish colour - well mine went a denim blue colour!)
Finally Treasure Gold was brushed over the top. (VCH used dry brushed gold paint - but I love my Treasure Gold!)
Yet more close ups:
Personally, I think it looks a lot better second time around.