Thursday, August 19, 2010

How did I do it?

Annette  took me seriously and asked how I did what I did with the prints I
showed in the last post.  I thought I'd do a bit of a guided tour of the fun I've been having for the last couple of weeks!




1. Green and brown poppies and pears

The large pears are a lino print and the text and the rest are eraser prints (I just bought soe more erasers - I love how easy they are to cut. Its a shame I can't get larger ones.








2. Vertical Pears

Lino again and playing with colour on my pallette. This might just end up hanging on my Kitchen wall once I've played with it on my sewing machine.







3. Gelatine plate mono print, eraser poppies and some of my lino feathers. I like monoprinting using a gelatine plate. The softness of the plate seems to change the texture of the print. As the plate breaks down (as it evenntually does) you get  some serendipity starting to happen and you get some very interesting effects.





4. Summer grasses - sunprint

The sun was finally warm enough ( and visible!) to try some sun printing. This print is Okish - definitely a winter print but I like it! I dried some grasses at the end of last summer and I used them to sunprint - I wish I had dried more of them. grrr!


Something to work with later.





5. The start of another wall quilt.

Now - this is a work in progress - I am very hopeful it has a big future! What have i done here?

a. Lino print red back ground
b. Hand painted poppy head
c. Eraser cut prints
d. Foam plate print with an eraser reduction (I used a roller to paint the plate, then stamped it with one of my eraser stamps to remove some of the paint)
e. A little bit of piecing and applique happening as well!
I really like where this is going at the moment







6. Triangular mirror (it was the only think I had that I like the shape of) with rubber bands.
It was magic when I saw that I accidentally lined the prints up to creat a chain effect. I'll be using that again I think.









7. Foam plate prints

When I first started to learn how to do lino printing I bought a pack of foam plates that are designed for printing too, but I didn't use them - I got hooked on the lino!

They are so easy to use - I "drew" on the foam with the end of one of my paint brushes. The wiggley line with the circles is just that, drawn with the end of a brush!













8. Spray paint with masks

I had fun in my button draws! Buttons, buckles and charms. The paint sprayed a little splashy but I like the effect. I think the yellow was a bit to thin because it started to wick badly. I had to dry it quickly with the hair drier.







9. Monoprint!

I had fun with this one. Agasin I used the gelatine plate. I painted it blue and then used a toothed scraper to remove some of the paint. I put circles of plastic onto the plate and then lifted a print (not shown). I carefully lifted the circles and repainted and scraped the plate. I then placed the circles back onto the plate with the paint side up (the paint from the first print). I took a second print - this one.

I hope that all this makes some sense!

I'd love to know what you think.






Hugz



10 comments:

Penny said...

Sally how big are your erasers? Dale at the Thread Studio has easy cut blocks which look like erasers for about $3.30 and you can use both sides, so long as you dont cut too deeply, they are 8x8 cm oh and they are called ezy carve printing blocks. I love them, although I know they are more expensive than erasers. I must say the first one was a bit thicker than the present ones. Love printing, it becomes quite addictive.

Annette said...

Hey Sally, thank you for the explanation..
Love the fun you are having and the results, fantastic.. well done
hugs
Annette

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Gina said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I've popped straight back here and love what you are doing with your prints. I'm going to have a try and cut out some erasers like yours. I hope you don't mind. If they end up in my sketchbook I'll link back to you!

Gina x

Gina said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I've popped straight back here and love what you are doing with your prints. I'm going to have a try and cut out some erasers like yours. I hope you don't mind. If they end up in my sketchbook I'll link back to you!

Gina x

Paxton said...

Saddle, you never seize to amase me! Your head must be filled with many great ideas! Love what you've done with all these everyday items by incorporating it into creating your fantastic designs. Who would have thought that lino, erasers and gelatine could create such amasing results! I have much to learn from you.

Paxton said...

And, yes, I can now 'see' you again on blogger!

ozjane said...

I love them but I am not sure where the energy comes from.
I am NOT,,,repeat not.....going to try anything new that involves me buying new gear.
I have enough of everything to feel due shame.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

I love the printing that you have been doing. The poppy head is such a great imge. I shall enjoy watching the progress of your hanging.

linda stokes said...

What fun you've had! They look great.

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