Thursday, 3 August 2017

Collagraphs

Collagraphs made in 2016 in Emily Harveys beautiful studio in York.

Varous plates were made, using plaster, collage and textures.

Paint was applied liberally, then rubbed off  ( I know!)

Paint was left in the crevaces of the work and once this went through the press the image was pushed onto the prepped dampened paper.

That is a very brief explanation - it's actually quite a long process, with loads of graft involved.  The results achieved are beautiful though.




Helix




I have recently been taught to operate a laser cutting machine which is has been great.
The photo on the left shows my newly made 'Wooden Flower Brooch' which has an orange cotton background as seen through the wooden petals and a brooch pin sewn into felt backing (brown).

Both are available from my My Online Shop 

 'Blue Bird Brooch'
Inspired by my Blue Birds 4 Colour Screen Print. 


The photo below shows my newly made 'Wooden Flower Brooch' which has an orange cotton background as seen through the wooden petals and a brooch pin sewn into felt backing (brown).

Laser Cut Wooden Brooch

Sunday, 10 May 2015

It's been ages!! Since I've posted... yes very busy it's the same excuse.

Anyway made these awhile ago and I'm extremely chuffed that a couple of these works have been chosen to be exhibited in the Open Exhibition in the Editions Gallery, Liverpool.
Bitsey
This little Papier Mache creation has been cut, moulded sewn, glued, stitched, printed, laser cut  by me. She is wearing a screen printed dress with sewn trimmings and she has laser cut ears, hands and feet.  She's a loving sort with arms and eyes wide open to the world. 

Bitsey with her mate

The Background images are collages I have recently made.

The good thing about screen printing is that you end up with endless bits of paper and you tend to think mmmm it's a shame to throw this away after after just spent so much time lovingly pulling each print.  So I love to make new collages out of the random bits of work that don't quite work. 


Monday, 10 February 2014

Screen printing onto fabric experiments...

 

Repeated fish pattern printed onto organic cotton...eventually made these into Tote Bags




Fern Cushion... printed onto organic cotton - vibrant!!!  These are in my Folksy Shop





 Leaf repeated pattern...not sure what to do with them.









Monday, 4 November 2013

'Intro to Screen Printing' in the Bluecoat Liverpool

Here's a bit of info for anyone thinking of booking a place on the course...
Course sessions: Thursday evenings 7th - 28th November, 6-9pm 

You don’t need to bring any materials to the sessions as paint (water based acrylic), paper, screens, aprons and cleaning materials are all provided, it’s just bring yourself.

If you have done a bit of printing in the past but feel a bit rusty then this could be a good refresher. If you've never stepped inside a print room it's ok too! It’s a really friendly atmosphere and I’ll be covering all the basics with technical advice throughout each evening.


If you have anything in particular you would like to print or ideas you would like to discuss then we can chat about that on the first session – it’s as much about what you’d like to learn too! You can be as creative and experimental as you wish… and ask any questions along the way.



One of the aims is to enable you to feel confident enough to book the studio to use on your own after the completion of the course.

For course prices and to book a place then please call the Bluecoat ticket and Information line on: 0151 702 5324

Thanks!

Saturday, 12 October 2013

CAT Doorstops

Bought some organic cotton from the 'Organic Textile company' based in Machynlleth - so much fabric to choose from!  http://www.organiccotton.biz/store   

Really fantastic company with great news letters too!
Decided to make CAT, a charming  Doorstop...mmmmeee.
Measures: W: 9.5 inches  x  H: 8.5 inches, Weight: 3lb / 1.3kg approx 
They are now sitting in my SHOP


Really useful to prop open doors, put on the end of book shelves or indeed to just put on the shelf to look at.  I have screen printed my design onto heavy weight organic cotton using  blue fabric ink which has been heat fixed. 


 Cat has been hand stitched to finish.







On the back of the CAT is a handy handle to move it around.

CAT Doorstop is filled with pre bought childrens play sand (wrapped in tiny fabric packs)  and polyester toy filling.  

 
The lighter blue fabric is really soft and is  ' Organic fair trade cotton handloom'

















The orange fabric on the back of this CAT is from my cotton fabric stash, lovely as it is -  it's not organic and not my print








Monday, 16 September 2013

Cloud Tree - 3 Colour Screen Print

Cloud Tree is a three colour original hand pulled screen print designed and printed in my local printmaking studio. 

It's printed using vibrant red, blue and light blue ink. Each layer has been squeegee pulled using my muscles!

- Prints are titled and signed
- Listing is for one print only, mount not included
- Open edition

Cloud Tree
Print size: w 172mm x h 235mm / Paper size: A4
Paper: Light weight cartridge paper / Ink: water based acrylic



Cloud Tree - Detail

Cloud Tree



Monday, 22 April 2013

Kite Flyer - screen print

Here it is!  The Kite Flyer my four colour screen print.  

 I designed this a long time ago and it's been hanging in mid air for a while as a lithograph.  After a bit of a break from printing in general this is the image I decided to start with.

kite flyer - 4 colour screen print

Kite Flyer - Screen Print

My first session in the studio for ages and it was a nightmare. One where I came out with nothing at all - not a single thing!  After lots of messing with emulsion, drying, washing, exposing again in a crazy cycle for four hours I managed to squeegee nothing at all. This happens sometimes and you forget that it does, so when it does happen and the print gremlins are at work it's easiest to go with it...then go home scratching your head.

I returned for another session which couldn't have been more different - very productive...it' s the way the ink blows apparently and the pictures below are the proof.
kite flyer - 4 colour screen print

Kite Flyer - Screen Print

Kite Flyer - First layer...

Print size: w 145mm x h 188mm / Paper size: A4
Paper: Heavy weight cartridge paper / Ink: water based acrylic

Kite Flyer - Three layers: green, blue, white

In case anyone is wondering it is available in my shop 

Kite Flyer - Four layers: green, blue, white and dark blue