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Another technique I wanted to try out, before myself & Sara swap materials, was burning or "branding" using metal. I initially tried to brand the material using a safety pin but the result wasn't very effective as only a small proportion of the pin touched the handkerchief. I then decided to use small silver pearl-wire rings that I use a lot in my personal work and was delighted with the result. I like that there are different patterns depending on how hot the ring gets and that it leaves such a decorative pattern. I definitely want to push this further and see what other materials I can use and to what effect.
Have you ever seen the prints made by John Cage - better known as a composer, but also a phenomenally talented printmaker and calligrapher - using a branding technique on the paper? If you are REALLY interested a few of these prints are on show in the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. I knew of these prints from a biography of him that I read some time ago, but it was great to be able to see them in a gallery.