Newspaper block printed with Colourful Thoughts multi surface paints (bubblegum & copper)
Colourful Thoughts multi surface paints are thick enough to print with and can be watered down to paint Bondaweb and Tyvek and they are gorgeous.
I have a deep box canvas 1m x .30cm I wanted to cover so layered up 7 - 9 layers of old dyed newspapers and backed it with some dyed craft/pelmet Vilene. My finished layers were large enough to cover the canvas and stick down around the edges. I have new wooden printing block I wanted to try out that Sarah Lawrence had given me at Festival of Quilts. I printed the top layer of newspaper, waited for it to dry then pinned all the layers together ready to stitch. I wanted to try stitching wider channel than I have been to see if I liked the effect. The channels are 2" - 3" wide.
My trusty old Bernina 707 battling through all the layers
the stitched channels
Once I had stitched all the channels I cut through the newspaper layers but NOT the craft/pelmet Vilene background.
I then started to distress the cut edges with the tips of my scissors.
I'm not sure if this isn't a bit tooooo distressed. I may revert to a wire brush to create something more restrained - Yes! I did just type restrained.
I have stuck the layers onto the canvas to support the piece as I attack it further. Once I have finished distressing it I will post another image.
Watch this space . . . .