learning new tricks
before I experimented on the dragon stencil – and possibly made a mess – I printed a piece of hand-woven fabric that had been shibori dyed with kakishibu. a modifier of iron on small areas produced the darker markings.
and the dragon seemed to fit
after reading the instructions about a dozen times I was prepared to reinforce the paper with silk gauze, known as sha
oddly enough I had the gauze in my stash but a trip to the hardware store was necessary for the enamel paint.
and now comes the hard part – patience – the paint has to dry, I have to get the new indigo vat going and make the rice paste resist.
nothing worth doing is quick and easy!