Following on from How to Make a Tessellated Design, teenagers, at AccessArt’s Experimental Drawing Class, demonstrate how to transfer their designs onto a plaster tablet, using the very Victorian method of ‘pouncing’.
Pouncing is a method where by little holes are pierced into paper, following a pattern or design, and then a pouncing pad or pouch is used to ‘pounce’ powder through the pattern to transfer the image onto a firm surface.
Students transferred their images onto plaster tablets – in Victorian times they would have pounced onto walls to create ornate and decorative murals.
Pouncing is still used today in mural work and embroidery.
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