I love this technique because I can incorporate really detailed & unique patterns into my work. My preferred method for finding a pattern is starting with a piece of lace. I photocopy it, and then trace the largest, most obvious shapes in the pattern. From there I add in my own hand drawn details to make up the rest of the design. Creating the master pattern is time consuming, but it’s also sort of meditative, and definitely worth the end result.
Once I have my master pattern I copy it onto a piece of PNP (Press N Peel) paper. It’s a bright blue paper that you adhere with heat, and then peel off. Here is my piece with my patterns copied onto it:
Next I place my warm iron onto the paper, and then rub the back of the paper to help the resist stick. Normally I use my burnisher, but I had forgotten it at the studio. My panic at continuing on without my trusted tool was short lived because I suddenly heard Tim Gunn‘s voice telling me to “make it work”. So I tried the back of a spoon. It worked perfectly!
Here is a completed sheet ready to be turned into jewellery!