Friday, 29 July 2011

My book of Tando, Session 4

Friday the end of another working week for many of us and time for week four of our series, My Book of Tando

A short session this week using up some of the inks and paper waste left over from previous (mostly last week's) sessions.

This 6" x 6" Tando sheet was swiped in the ink pools from each spraying of Glimmer mist.   Tando is tough and absorbent so the inks stay mostly where they are and are not wicked across the sheet.

 No extra colour was added but Viva Ferro in silver spread over the bare surfaces.   Unmounted rubber stamp in script from Creative Expressions Timeless journey, moisten with a little water and pressed into the wet paste.   The stamp has to be cleaned right away to avoid the paste drying on it.

The paste on the page can be dried with the help of a heat gun.

A Tando flourish has been coloured with Viva Inca Gold paste in Copper and Green.   Iridescent Gold lightly sprayed over the top, this lubricates the pigment paste helping to spread and blend it.

To complete the page the bird and branch were coloured with Inca Gold.   The same script stamped used randomly over the page and paste and then blasted with some Glimmer Mist, Meadow Green and Candy Apple Red.   Flourish and Bird attached.

For the reverse the paper that has been under the work previously was cut down to make a 6" square backing and then stuck to the Tando.   Usually best to have the paper slightly larger, it is easy to trim it to fit but if you cut it exactly and then stick it slightly wrong not so easy to correct.

This time the Tando circles mask is taped over the page so that it stays in place.

Spread Dreamweaver embossing paste in Silver over the top to fill the gaps.   Remove the stencil and wash the excess paste off.  The masks are sturdy but a layer of paste will make them difficult to use.

While the paste is wet some Alcohol ink has been dropped on to it.

Unfortunately this side did not work out quite as planned.  A lot of the time I am making these up as I go along and when this one showed it's faults it was to late to start again.   at least as a using up your waste page so decided to keep it as a warts and all show and tell.

Well there you have it the forth session, we are now at the half way mark.    As always the collection will be open for 4 weeks for you to show us your take on the  techniques here.   If you have any questions please leave them in the comments section and check back for the answer.

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