Using the same 12 papers throughout each exercise I put them on a grid around a photo from the master board. The idea of the grid is to allow different images to be interchanged over later chapters to see if improvements can be made or new techniques added.
top row: top left; Lokta paper, next; tyvek(does this qualify as paper or fabric?) next; fine tissue paper, right; 3 ply face tissue
second row: left; fine vilene, right(does this qualify as paper or fabric?) ; tracing paper
third row:left; greaseproof paper, right; printed 80grm copier paper
bottom row: left; packing tissue paper,next; HP photo paper, next; kitchen roll, right;
First a bit of tearing and ripping- the photo the King's footprint at Dunadd near Kilmartin, Argyll.
Then pleating and folding - the photo granite folds on west coast of Mull of Kintyre
and last a scrunch - the photo here is the lichen detail on stone at Broch of Gurness
Selecting the fine tissue paper for this exercise I was interested to see how the company logo that was stamped through it would effect the results. The transparency of the paper had led me to feel that it would be more suited to reflecting watery images rather than stony, earth strata so here goes!
The middle row of samples looks at layers and gradual lose of transparency with the central sample looking at turned over rather than rough or cut edges and the next sample considers weaving and angular edges.
For 5.2.6 I pleated the tissue, perhaps I should do narrower pleating but in the stitching put the cotton through at different depths. I also did a smocking stitch which had a better effect on the reverse than the front. The front looked to 'stiff' but back gave a more hollowed effect, it was even better when I squashed it (thanks Meg for your tips on Facebook).Ref 5.2.6
a) 'right' side b) 'wrong' side c) changing depth of stitch