Thursday, 21 September 2017
Monday, 18 September 2017
Sunday, 17 September 2017
When we went to Fingland Rigg - see the 30th August blog - we saw a rather pecked purple hairstreak. Apparently it was the first record of the year for the site. I spent this afternoon teaching Tom how to use a gelli plate and to rather good effect! The hairstreak was printed on from a 'soft-sculpt' block using water-based lino ink and hand-coloured with acrylic.
|The leaves and printing block|
|Trial run butterflies|
|The uncoloured prints ...|
|The final coloured piece.|
Thursday, 14 September 2017
Wednesday, 13 September 2017
It's rather hectic at home, so the only art work I can do has to be done in dribs and drabs - which suits making and designing cards ....although I do have an idea that may take a while once I get some time! So here are variations on a rudbeckia theme.
Monday, 11 September 2017
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Today I found some time to print - dipping paper in water, but not soaking it, for about 2 mins, and then using oil-based lino ink onto pressed hedgerow plants.
|Top - too much ink, bottom - getting there and right nice detail.|