Painting the fabric 'pages' was the easy bit. Drawing? Yeah, that's scary.
I've cut them 14" wide, 10 1/2" length but they've shrunk a bit so maybe I should have cut them slightly bigger ( each piece of fabric will be folded in half to make 2 pages).
My book is going to be like a nature book - it's a flight of fancy back to the things I liked as a child.
I'm going to start with some teasels. Not sure if I've seen them growing here in N. I. but I think I've seen them growing in Donegal. They always fascinated me.
I read about teasels in Wikipedia and found out they used to be used to raise the nap on fabrics, particularly wool. Well you learn something every day!
|I painted over the Gesso with the Koh I Noor dyes|
|I gradually added more colour|
So, I've made a start and it wasn't that scary - not sure if I should stitch on this now, think I'll decide later.