Very quick and easy to do.
For my fibre on fibre sample I bonded tissue paper to scrim using PVA glue.
This is the tissue paper side…
…and this is the scrim side.
Strips were cut about ¼” wide to stitch with. It was very hard going. Holes were made in the fabric first otherwise the ‘thread’ kept splitting.
When finished a wash of Iron Gall ink was applied. I recently bought some new inks and I have been desperate to try them. The Iron Gall ink is made to an old medieval recipe. The description says “…you will find sepia looking sections. It is not sepia but probably rust from bits of undissolved iron!”. I couldn’t resist it!
Pelikan Brilliant Red ink was then painted over the top. What I was hoping to do was paint one colour ink on top of the other then bleach through leaving the layer beneath showing. I should have used red first then green because as it is the red does not show up.
Bleach was applied on top.
This last piece has been worked on the scrim side of the fabric. Same threads as before, thick and thin cotton. Wild Viola Violet and Sunflower Yellow Ziller ink was painted on. The instructions for this ink tell you to clean your brushes in a small amount of ammonia. I therefore assumed that bleach would lift out the ink, but nothing happened even though it was put on quite thickly.
This sample has now been covered with gesso and sprinkled with sea salt. Once dry I will paint it over with acrylic inks to see what effect I can achieve.