This chapter concentrates on creating relief surfaces worked on paper that reflect the patterns found in the Opus Anglicanum embroidery.
Firstly I went back to my research images and sketched a few patterns in my sketch book.
I then used a basic flour and water mix to create a paste and coloured it using Brusho and powder paints. The mixture spread well on the paper, but took a very long time to dry. I used a mixture of plain and previously coloured papers for the BG's, and tried out a couple that I'd already worked with similar theme.
The papers curled considerably while drying and the only way I found of uncurling them was to apply some heat with the hair dryer and then staple the samples to mount board.
Once dried I applied some metallic rub-ons, Treasure Gold and Cosmic shimmer mist.
As usual my favourite sample was the last one I did in my sketch book with some of the extra paste.