the painted papers really worked especially once some stitches had been added,this particular piece was aimed at my first idea; a vessel of some sort but i hated the hard cut edges ... back to the drawing board as they say. I then began to experiment further with layering crumpled tissue paper over a calico base string was trapped between. I then used diluted walnut inks with highlights for colour but no stitch. the surface and texture is awesome, very crinckley but a strong fabric because of the pva coatings.
in contrast this 'fabric' has equal strength it's made from a similar recipe minus the pva. instead used lots of waxes which have given a much nicer surface ... reminds me of hide.