Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Composite sheet for module 1

I’ve decided to do two composite sheets because two shapes seemed to be developing all the way through and both sets seemed to be important to the final resolved piece.DSCF2087

Having decided to concentrate on the cross shape this set of samples takes me from the initial photograph I took which inspired me [a metal gate] though to the line drawing, printed papers and fabrics and then paper shapes and layered paper /fabric shapes  this one with a leaf trapped between layers of net. Next came the printed Bondaweb fused onto sheer fabric.

The complex , insertion stitch [with the simple counterchange]  and reverse applique samples all led me to my final resolved sample.


This second composite sheet demonstrates how the slight variation of the cross shape took me on a similar journey.



It was this photograph of the plane tree bark taken very late on in the module, however, which set me on my final course to my resolved sample.DSCF2036

I’ve put this here because the work I did for my resolved piece is on my July entry – I’d started it and entered work to date on my blog before I went to Summer School and then edited the same  July entry to complete it which meant that the remainder never seemed to come up as new work on my blog.

I’m really pleased to have completed the journey, it’ll be framed very soon.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

more sketchbook challenge


More carbon copies!

This is my Dad’s chair


………. and the carbon copy.

Loving the Windows Live Writer. Stress free!

Monday, 22 August 2011

summer sketchbook challenge


16th July First entry, page stained with tea with simple line drawing. i chose a dandelion leaf.


17th July Pebble from beach [pencil /edding pen]


20th July Egg shell [graphite stick]


20th July Green ink over tea wash + graphite stick


20th July. Printing ink brushed over torn money off voucher. Soft pencil drawing at top


Print from previous page left b’ful marks on opposite page


23.7.11 Pebble. Trying out shadows and contrasts [ sunny today]. A bit smudgy!                                                                                                                                                                       


25th July. First attempt at drawing marks inside a shape. Really hard and not much patience after long day at work!

Second go much better the following day.


26th July My team won The Team of the Year award at work so I tore up the programme and drew the stars. I drew the outlines of the stars first but having coloured them in I feel the  outline only worked better


27th July Mixing colour study. Yellow carnation. Damp page, watercolour pencils and soft pastels


28th July. Watercolour pencil background with w’colour  and pencil  marigold, courgette and lemon. Love the fruit and veg but lost it a bit with the flower! B


30th July Watercolour pencils. Colouring in


30th July Sian suggested we use felt tip pen and biro to scribble our colours. All my felt tips dried up so I’ve had a go with oil pastels, what was left of felt tip and biro.


30th July. More scribbling and blocks of colour.


4th August.  Using cut magazine papers and snippets of fabricto portray the colours in my orange.


And more………


5th August. Scratching into different media


5th August. Watercolour  with scratchings of my begonia. Gorgeous colours


6th August. Scratching before painting


6th August Scraping after painting


6th August. Wax resist plus green ink; then scraped and scratched


6th August.Wax crayon, green ink and watercolour; then scraped and scratched


6th August. Different methods of sgraffito.



6th August. Sgraffito – oil pastels plus watercolour pencil then pastel. shrub in the garden festooned with berries. I used a view finder to ‘frame’ my image before starting to draw and stuck it on my window frame.


18th August. Perspective exercise of my mum’s sewing table


18th August. Pots on my mum’s patio. Carbon copy technique


18th August. Two for the price of one!


19th August. My great grannie’s wooden chair. carbon copy technique


19th August. Two for the price of one.


19th August. Ghostly imprint!