Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Australia Panel

do you remember all those papers I painted? well here is the next process in my developement of my wall panel. I was really happy with the papers and so tore the papers to create different collages until I was happy with the results

notes on the wall panel

possible layout
The more I played with the papers the more the ideas seemed to flow, until I felt I had enough to work with ~ here are the three pieces I have chosen ~ the panels will be separated with cotton organdie or scrim with trapped words; memories etc

Now I had to figure how to get the colours and textures of the papers onto fabric. I started by mixing up dylon dyes and did sample tests on a variety of fabrics

I also tested liquid acrylics on fabric

I painted bondaweb to create texture on the surface of the dyed or painted fabric

and finally some possible quilting and sewing lines

The fabric is dyed and painted and already in three separate quilted pieces~ today I have printed my words and memories onto cotton organdie ~ wow super expensive ~ but necessary as it has good 'body'. And now Im off to work on the panel again.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Say hello

To all those mystery visitors ~ go on say hello ~ its good to know youre stopping by and reading ~ let me know what you think. I dont bite! Judy :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

mono printing

I now have another technique that I love!!! This week we mono printed ~ never ever done this before but it was brilliant, we used special ink and rollered it onto a smooth surface usually glass, we used laminated sheets which worked just as good as glass. Then we used tissue, newprint and cartridge paper ~ we used lots of texture too ~ from our tutors amazing box of goodies and made lots of papers. I love making papers ~ it must go back to childhood ~ I was always drawing and crayoning! We always had new crayons and paper at Christmas time. Anyway Im going off here ~ here are some collages I made with my papers

I also did some mono printing on fabric using acrylic paint and manutex this takes a little practise!!!

Also been doing more ink to stitch designs


The next part of our course is Line, we had (I had) a brilliant time drawing with charcoal, ink and kebab skewers (Im now hooked on ink and skewer drawing!!!!!!) charcoal on a very long bamboo stick, all kinds of pens and pencils and drawing without looking at the page!!!! BRILLIANT

charcoal and ink

ink using pen and kebab stick!

Ive also turned my designs into stitch which is just like doodling with the machine ~ love it too.

design in stitch

Ive far too many to show you but these are afew of what I've been doing!

small designs in ink

ink pen and kebab stick!!

strips and strata cut into three and moved!

working at home

Ive really enjoyed the colour study we've been doing and decided to do a little more work with colour using photographs I found; one of my own and one from a photosharing site. The rainbow lorikeet is so bright and beautiful and like its name has all the colours of the rainbow in its feathers.

two of many painted pages!

I painted some papers in beautiful rainbow colours and using these I did some little design exercises.

I played around with the painted papers and made collages and painted the pages in my sketchbook to match ~ I cut some designs from my pages ~ Sandra Meech style, I love her books and she has some brilliant ideas in both to make your sketch books sing!! and worked away with the bird and feather shape

design with wing and feather shapes

wax crayon resist

strips and strata

strips and strata

front of book
wax crayon play, photo, paper weave, square in a square, strips and strata

back of book
wax crayon play, design, design, embellished wool tops, painte papers
back of book

I will definitely use these design pages in the future to make something bright and beautiful