Now with a newly cleaned and freshened studio, I jump back into some work! When I look at this unfinished sketch, it looks a bit sterile.
I think some texture would help. So I apply the spray starch to the stretched silk and let it dry. I cover the cat with a torn paper shape to shield it from the spray.
And since I’ve been working with painted paper lately too, I plan to save the paper for later.
Next I spray it with some dye from a misting bottle. And I like the results.
This spurs me on! I work on another, with lots of torn paper to form a stencil. And the paper itself is interesting.
I’ll save it for later. The dye penetrates the brown paper, and dyes both sides.