Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Making fabric a solid object post 73*

For my next wall hanging I intend on creating a surface to collage onto by stiffening a piece of fabric to a point where it is self supporting. I have done some research and have decided upon fibreglass resin as the hardening medium, as I really don't think PVA or any other water based mediums will give the tensile strength needed to keep the fabric rigid.

Once I have hardened the fabric, I will apply thousands of hand shredded strips (using my hand shredder found in a Charity shop for 99p) Full of imagery relating to my Romani anscestory. The imagery will be a construction rich with visuals sourced from books, featuring both factual and fictional elements to Romani history.

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