A 5th board to come is studying leaf structures.
Board 1 shows texture studies from images of moss. There is a background stamping to represent the moss appearance.
Top details: bullion bars sewn in varying thicknesses of cotton, oversewn in single stitched of perle 5 crochet cotton.
Upper middle details: lengths of fibres free machined onto calico, brushed with xpandaprint and gel
Lower middle left details: fragments of cotton pipe cleaners set in moulding paste, brushed with xpandaprint and heat treated. White acrylic painted over surface
Lower middle right details: strips of cotton gathered and fringed sewn down in horizontal strips, intermingled with crocheted nodules of perle cotton on single chain links
Bottom details: fragments from a moulded plastic draining mat cut and set in paste, oversewn with novelty threads
Board 2 shows textures under a cactus theme
Top left details: Moulding paste stencilled in layers:
Middle left details: shards of template plastic cut and set in paste:
Bottom right details: liquid Sculpey and cotton wool moulded on to painted calico:
Bottom left details: heated tyvek stitched onto calico. Skewer pieces set in PVA and wire 'sewn' over sticks. Treated with sealer and painted in white acrylic:
Bottom right details: pieces of tyvek paper heat treated and stitched onto calico, set in paste
Boards 3 and 4 show texture studies from photos and markings of tree barks:
Middle right detail: strips of handmade paper layers and set in moulding paste.
Middle left detail: paper pulp molded over a mesh structure of wire with "holes" created.
Bottom details: pieces of corrugated card set in twisted mesh:
Top left: threads and Saa bark set in PVA,covered in tissue paper mimiking the monoprint of Saa bark.
Top right details: painted hessian manipulated into shape with PVA solution:
Board 4 (textures of bark):