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 on Meadow Rue leaves in my garden, one of my favorite plants.

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 using newsprint mask over work

using newsprint mask over work

 the inspiration

the inspiration