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Hello and welcome to Part 2 of this blog outlining the design process. For Part 1, click here.
I am working through a City & Guilds Level 3 Embroidery course with Distant Stitch. After the initial exploration of ideas, I now want to develop a few of the ideas and see where they go… I created my own working papers using a variety of techniques which I will take you through…
Use cheap photocopying paper… it has a shiny surface, so water isn’t absorbed quickly. This enables you to drop paint onto the wet surface. The paint floats on the top of the water for a while, and you can then manipulate it.
I have used block watercolour paint for the above pictures.
Try tipping up the paper and letting the paint flow. Now leave to dry for a good hour.
Now experiment! Use any type of paper. I have used newsprint, magazine covers, bits of cardboard, wallpaper, packaging, tissue paper, greaseproof paper… everything!
I’d love to see what you’re doing, so I’m planning an exhibition page… let me know what you think.