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Embossing revisited

Despite my best efforts, my embossed prints barely made an impact in the final installation.

I have a few more tricks up my sleeve to try to make them more effective, including a compromise/experiment with even more transparency than I used previously.

I also have more plaster tricks to try now that it's summer and I have more time for trials and better weather for plaster setting and playing with paper pulp.

I need to think through why these embossments are so important to me. I can't get them out of my head despite the effectiveness of my stitched works. My usual policy is to respect that need for persistence in aspects of my making.

This is as clear as I could manage even with bright lighting. I wasn't able to try any side-lighting because of the constraints of the space.

Today while browsing--holiday-time luxuries--I came across this post by Mandy Pattullo. I'm interested in the combination of embossing and applique/embroidery. I'm also interested in the way the addition of these details enhances rather than detracts from the impact of the embossing. I'm going to park the idea here so I can come back to it.

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