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What To Do With A Blank Bit Of Copper And A Small Amount Of Time.

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mono-print.

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Alchemy Show

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If anyone is in the Stroud area around the 8th of March and beyond, you should go see this show, free entry and loads of examples of the different printmaking techniques out there.

There is more to prints than the inkjet  😉

Thanks for looking!

New Work! Yay!

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The research…

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Drawing on the smoked copper plates…

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One of the completed drawings on the plate, and painted with stop out to prevent foul biting

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After being in the acid, and the ground wiped off…

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First proof of the plate, (the plate being 5 x 6 cm).

as you might have gathered from above, Bumblebees are my subject for this series of plates!

Sunday afternooning

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Screen Printing on Fabric, and mono printing using a small etching press

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Simple Screen printing using paper stencil to make a repeat pattern

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Used wiping, cotton buds, and plant material, and taking a second print so sometimes got a positive and negative, when using things like plant bits.

 

I was invited to attend a little gathering at the Print co operative I recently joined, to meet with some of the other new members. Tea ,chatting and a bit of print making, jolly good Sunday afternoon I think !

Altered Books Project

Shakespeare meets ink in the text block Inked Page

Part of an ongoing project with the Artists book club that I am a member of , we are altering books then handing them back in for someone else to continue altering.

This was a copy of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night , which I thought would look nice with ink liberally splattered, as I was applying it, it made some of these rather pleasing images  …

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Two Mornings Drawing With The Lovely People At The Cameron Centre, Lockleaze, Bristol…

 As I mentioned in a previous post, I was to do a workshop starting with Ink Drawing , here are a few pictures of some of the work going on from the ink drawing,  to the next week, where we had a go at lino and/or mono printing with linseed oil , oil pastels and oil paint.Ink Drawing Workshop

Ink Drawing Workshop

I had taken a range of object as possible Drawing inspiration, everyone just got on and drew something with gusto, it was great !

Lino and Mono printing Workshop 

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

Lino and Mono printing Workshop

The next week  produced some lovely prints in quite a short time, 2  hours!

It was a lovely experience to go and share some techniques with  them, I had a  great time, hope they did too.

Ink Drawing Workshop

I have been asked to do a Workshop for a local art group near Bristol, (Yay!) the first half will be about Drawing in ink, so I thought it would be a good idea to have a go first..

P1110577I gathered a few objects, as a still life is as good as any way to practice your drawing skills, and tried to use different techniques to draw them . Image above first attempt.

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P1110602I had another go simplifying what I drew and really aiming for a layering of techniques, but trying to keep it bold shapes, with the little samples to the side . What do you all think? good examples of using inks qualities or not?

No pain no gain!

so, progress on the collaborative piece, built up the layers, and now stitching through it all, to help hold bits on and add to the design, but it takes it toll on the old digits hence a bit of tape to help.

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I am Working on this very large piece, for my Westonbirt exhibition.

It will be made up of lots of little drawings that I gathered from visitors to westonbirt in a week in April.

Visitors drawings

I asked them to draw their favourite part of the tree or a part they found interesting.

Now I am going to put them all together hopefully to make a whole tree out of the parts they have drawn.

.three sheets of A1, and ink

Detail of ink

Detail of ink

Detail of ink

These are some images of the first stages, I wanted a bit of colour in there  so the background will be inked in the shape of a tree, the pics above are some of the details of the ink, which I have been letting do its own thing up to a point, to create interesting marks and layers !

https://alisonsloggett.com/exhibition/