This is a technique I have been dying to try since I read about it in "Mixed Media - New Studio Techniques". Recently I saw a different version on Design Matters TV and I also read about it on an art site.
Basically, this technique uses the different properties of surfaces to create different values in the print.
Here's what I did.
But as you see in these two dried samples, the colour bleeds significantly and fades. Probably because of the damp fabric with no fixative.
However, my cardboard was getting a bit damp, since I had been using water based media. The cardboard was really too thin and needed to be sealed to use fabric paint. It started to buckle, so I ironed it...and
I tried oil pastel, but like the shiva sticks, there was little transfer. Oil pastels are just too thick.
The masking tape did not retain much paint, but next time I will try some other textured tapes and things.
But before I do any more experimenting with this technique, I will make some sealed plates with lace and dried leaves and bit and pieces....and harass my other half to make the press for me. (honest, he said he would - we already have the rollers), but failing that I will get a pasta machine. I am sure the prints would be better with stronger even pressure.
When I make the sealed plates, I will post and I will also report on the fastness of the colours in this experiment. I think it best to let the oil based media cure for at least a few days.
The more you make mistakes, the more you learn