Thursday, 18 October 2018

Wallpaper Rubbings and Prints

I was in the DIY store and found some embossed wallpaper samples. I couldn't resist taking a collection home to experiment with. For these first few I took a rubbing with oil pastel and then washed drawing ink on top. Once it was dry I added details with bleach that turned the ink orange.

The backs of some were pretty interesting too.

I also tried making prints with my Gelli® plate. I rolled some paint onto the plate and pressed the wallpaper on top, some parts took up the paint whilst other parts resisted it.

I've also done some rubbings on fabric with Shiva sticks. They are now in a bath of purple dye. Check back soon to see how they came out.

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