NIGHT 34 – THE STORY OF NUR AL-DIN ALI AND ANIS AL-JANIS

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A CARPET PAGE’S PROGRESS/PROCESS XI

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Red before gold, always, for me. This is an optional step, and yes, it’s longer – takes twice as long! – but at the Slade I learnt: ‘the ground always strikes through’. You can feel the background, even though you can’t immediately discern it; you just know it’s there. You can have red, or yellow, or even blue or green or black backgrounds before applying gold and they will all feel different. I like red because it gives a richness to the gold ~