I’ve really enjoyed the back-drawing in particular during the latter parts of my course assignment. This brought to mind the idea of brass rubbing. I took my oil pastel dye sticks and some calico and tried some rubbings. The first thing I encountered was how hard it is to hold fabric taut whilst transferring images and how different rubbing plates gave different results.
Cedar Canyon plastic rubbing plate – three layers. First transfer in blue, second transfer with the plate moved only marginally using green & turquoise, third transfer with the plate turned using yellow overlaid with a light touch of green.
The main thing when transferring images using this method is to ensure that the fabric is stretched as tightly as possible if a clean edged transfer is required. It would probably work well with paper as that wouldn’t have the tendency to sag into the lower portions of the molds.
I’ve seen some excellent results on wearables using coloured silk fabric as the base and Markel Shiva sticks to create the rubbing. Not very exciting on cream calico but good for trials.