Gabriella certainly worked us hard and shared a ton of information and samples with us.
Trapping Plant Material:
This was interesting. I had some very dry, flattened, plant material which was suitable to be trapped between gauze layers. I went through the process, glued and applied shellac as shown and was amazed to find that colour had leached out from my browned, dried, dead plants. The green really came through.
The larger leaves were dried and grey but now look fresh and green again.
Left: This plant root was dried, trapped and then sepia oil ink was applied to give definition to the texture. The gauze was crumpled when drying to form the folds.
Items can be trapped between different materials creating a range of effects.
We then went on to explore creating collagraphs.