21. Feb, 2019

The next page Red Carpet Rose

The carpet roses keep on flowering and have lots of small sized flowers roses is cluster. Added to that they print well. This one is a "single with the stamens clearly visible in the centre. I have yet to add some ideas for potential stitching but slowly the journal is coming along. The waterpaper print is from an iron blanket when the original cotton print was done. the cotton print is on mordanted cotton. I have found the process of scouring well then mordanting first in tannin and then in alum is the best for cellulose fibres. I have not had a failure since I have taken this approach. sometimes I thnk a stronger iron blanket would enhance the images but that is a small adjustment and sometimes I quite like the watercolour effect rather than the defined outlines of the leaves/flowers