More layers, a non-traditional approach

I am using katazome tools and materials in a non-traditional way with this piece. I have added paste and and dye layers, approaching it a bit like a painting but more backward and indirect. It will get 3 or possibly 4 more layers before I set it aside. In the beginning I drew out the composition, and had a sense of what stencils I would make and incorporate, but I did not plan the precise order of how various layers would come together. One part planning, two parts seat-of-my-pants, kind of like life.
Here I’ve pasted a new stencil based inspired by Meadow Rue leaves in my garden.

pasting over a newsprint mask


the stencil removed
meadow rue leaves 

Author: Kit

I’m a St. Paul MN visual artist, working in drawing, printmaking, and textile art.

6 thoughts on “More layers, a non-traditional approach”

  1. Great things going on here! Can’t wait to see the beauty that is hidden under all the layers.Kit,are you enjoying this non-traditional approach to Katazome/working by the seat-of-your-pants?

  2. @Annie B, thanks!@ Shari, thanks for the visit! Yes, I am enjoying myself here. We’ll see how it goes over the next month — I’ll be making several more pieces with a similar approach.

  3. yes, i’m quite engaged in this building of layers and look forward to the element of surprise after I wash out all the rice paste!

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