Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Handmade Book

A little handmade book from some of those coloured papers:

Front cover

Concertina pages for display

Little collage motif on corner of each page

And a rectangle of painted paper to frame picture or to write upon

The end...       

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Coloured Papers

Whenever I start a new project, I like to begin by making components.  And the components for my book making workshop are coloured papers.

You can buy all sorts of lovely papers from hobby shops but they are expensive and in the end, they're somebody else's work.  So I like to get messy and make my own.

Splashing, stencilling, printing

Wax rubbings and paint- I used a combination of brusho and food colouring.

So much fun!


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Little Paxton - The Hub - The Norris Museum

Screen printing workshop in a garden opposite the new community Hub in Little Paxton.   This workshop was sponsored by the Norris Museum as part of their community outreach program.   We used a modified version of the Hub’s logo as a frame and we asked people  to draw something that they would really like to see in a museum. We had so many great results:

I don't have favourites - as you can see I love them all - but this one has a  special place in place in my heart - it's just so happy!

And 'grown ups' could take part too.

There was a very neighbourly friendliness to the whole day, culminating in the generous sharing of a great hamper of fruit that someone won at the raffle. What better way to spend a Saturday than printmaking outdoors amongst a bunch of lovely people?