Monday, 22 February 2010

Gesso samples on fabric and paper

I worked some samples for my wallhanging. I was inspired by Angie Hughes book, Stitch, Cloth, Paper and Paint to use gesso with fabric and paper.

I played around with gesso, painting it onto fabric

Painted directly onto waffle calico


Painted onto a knitted sample and wool
Painted over scrim on calico
Painted on top of tissue paper on calico

Painted over masking tape, string and cotton threads

I used piped calico and painted over it with gesso. I would like to try this over machined running stitch

I used handmade papers (from a selection by Artvango) and painted them with gesso