Monday, 27 January 2014

Monoprinting ( Free Class ) and more experimenting with Transfer Paints!!!

27th January 2014

Linzi from Squirrel and Tiffin showed us how to monoprint...


..we had a piece of glass which had ink rolled over it...


..a sheet of paper was placed on this and a design drawn on the paper..


..the paper is peeled off the ink and.....






..my hand pressed firmly on the paper.


It was really hard to mirror write! 

Samples from the group



A great couple of hours doodling and experimenting. Thank you Linzi!

I am going to a Book Sculpture work shop on Wednesday as there was a cancellation and sadly that is the last until the summer.

Just noticed I have reached 8000 page views on my blog!! 

I am thrilled.

Yesterday I played and experimented with the T. Paints adding a drop of black to subdue the colours.
I painted about 10 sheets in a variety of ways...

...red and violet cut and woven..

..red and vivid blue...


...I made sure I ironed each piece for at least 2 minutes....


..but must have ironed more on one side!!


Next I shaded....


...then printed again on the top...


Think I will stitch around the tree.

Same method...


...wooden block sponged with T.P...


...tried dried grass on the fabric as a resist....


....ironed on blue with a drop of black....


..rather like this effect! Might try with a feather next time.

Last sample but not sure what I am going to do with this but I love the colours....


....I am definitely learning and now enjoying the process and it is quite exciting ( I find myself holding my breath) when I peel back the paper!!

I have used polyester muslin and a man made 'linen' textured fabric.

One point to mention is that I needed to use new baking parchment each time as some of the paints transferred to it and then onto my ironing board!!!