I sliced pages from several design magazines
and positioned them under sheer fabric
For the first step I used matte medium
and a wallpaper brush
Cloth was pinned to my work surface.
I swiped the brush repeatedly across the surface of the sheer with matte medium.
Eventually I was pouring matte medium directly onto the surface and pushing it around with the brush
After drying, I heat-set it between two sheets of teflon.
The entire piece was immersed in a bucket of water to soak for a few minutes.
Then I rubbed off the excess paper (outside, because it is messy!)
After drying, I screened heavy gel medium through a thermofax screen
on the opposite side from the paper lamination & allowed it to dry for a few minutes.
Then, I positioned sheets of black metal leaf over the screened medium.
After waiting a few minutes, I heat-set the leaf.
Using a paintbrush I gently removed excess leaf from the surface.
Here is what I have: I don't think I'm finished
I may brush even more of the leaf from the surface.
I'll wait until tomorrow to push this forward because I need to think about it a bit....
Also, I need to look at this piece next to my other sections of pieced cloth and see how they look together. I will do this with fresh eyes in the morning.