I've finally managed to buy some Quink Ink so I can have a go at the VCH technique that Purple Missus loves to do.
I first stitched Bonnet Stitch with some white cotton wool, if that doesn't sound like a contradiction, on to some white linen.
Then I had to use acrylic gesso as I still haven't bought any emulsion paint to use. I feel a trip to the local paint shop tomorrow is in order.
Then a layer of 'Quink' Ink, I wasn't sure if it was going to work on the gesso but it seems to have done alright.
I left the ink to dry overnight. I wasn't sure how to put the bleach on so this morning I dribbled it on from a small bottle I'd decanted the bleach in to. It's an old 50 ml Body shop bottle that has a small hole in the lid but it worked OK.
The Ink seems to have bleached out to a nice tan colour, whether that is because I've used gesso instead of emulsion I don't know.
I lightly rubbed some of the Rub n' Buff on that I bought the other day. It's OK but I must get some Treasure Gold to try the stuff I've used doesn't seem to show up very well.
JQ 1 and JQ2 - "First catch your rabbit" - which means making some "gridded" fabric - Cutting it to size - can I get two JQs out of one piece of painted fabric? A jar of bu...
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