Monday past was a Sherborne branch meeting for West Country Embroiderers with Kate Paterson as tutor. Subject was making book covers but in a novel way - using brown parcel paper.
Wax crayons are used to cover the whole surface of the paper, it is crumpled and then rubbed with an ink pad. Once dry it can be sprayed with diluted brusho, silk paints or inks like 'moonshadow mists'
When the paper is dry, metallic wax or oil bars are rubbed over the raised surface of the crumpled paper.
The plan was to adhere this paper to felt with bondaweb and to cut a frontal panel piece to be adorned as desired and then applied to the front of the book cover. The metal shim is coloured with alcohol inks. So my panel is complete and ready go onto my book cover.
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