I wanted to sun print ferns and grabbed a length of cotton and artist canvas. I used the same method, same paints and the same batch of ferns for each piece but look how different they are! The artists canvas has a very tight weave and given the original use the paints sit on the surface with little seeping through. The cotton is much more porous and easily absorbs more paint.
When you compare the end results the canvas is a much brighter piece. They each have their charm and maybe I'll continue to add to the cotton... maybe some stamps or other embellishment to give it some more pizazz!
|Artist Canvas - the small spots are sun printed stones|
|Cotton - the same colors were used as the canvas piece above!|
|Artist Canvas - Detail|
|Cotton - Detail|
Have you noticed differences between the various surfaces you've painted on?