Thursday, 21 September 2017

Snake's head fritillary cards.

As promised a range of the snake's head fritillary cards - it's always enjoyable to play with different colour combinations of materials!





Monday, 18 September 2017

Pomegranite printing

A dull morning, so some vibrant prints. Monoprints on a gelli plate background. 



Sunday, 17 September 2017

Purple hairstreak butterfly - printing

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

Burgh by Sands allotments


I always enjoy a visit to the folk's allotment ...frustratingly so much more productive than our garden!

The allotments 
My folk's produce 
..and other people's ...

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Rudbeckia inspired cards

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

Snake's head fritillary textile card

Tonight's idea for a card - it needs a bit of tweaking to get more vibrancy, so I'll have a look at a couple of brighter fabrics tomorrow and see what it looks like in daylight!




Sunday, 10 September 2017

More hedgerow monoprinting fun!

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.

Not the best of lights for photographing this but the final piece - overlaying seed heads.