The first big bag has simply a large square of rice paste which cracked most attractively especially where the paste was thicker.
The second bag is a zen tangle. This one gave me some problems. I piped it using baking paper. I broke 2 of the piping bags and one of them "dissolved". I am not sure what caused it, the paste was the right consistency and then became more and more runny until I had to pour it out and add more flour.
After it dried I have realized that the initial consistency was to dense. It did not bond with the fabric. If I do this again I'll either wet the fabric first or make the paste runny.
I added gelatin to the paste and I am wondering whether the gelatin melted again with the heat of my hands squeezing the bag? Or maybe I involuntarily pushed the water upwards?
The last sample was made with a stencil made of fun foam. This would work well as a base for further design.
And these are the finished bags. Possible canvas for other techniques.
Maybe couching design on the top one?