Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Wanderlust- Gouache on gelli plate

Here is some work I have been doing for 
Wanderlust 2018. This is for a class by Jamie Avery called Nostalgic Summer. It's gelli plate printing using gouache, which is a new technique for me. The subject is "Meadows", and I used a very
small gelli plate which was 3" square.
#eaclasses #wanderlustclass

Gelli print with gouache-"Meadows" , version 1

Gelli print with gouache- "Meadows", version 2

Meadows page from my art journal

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Caversham Arts Trail 2018

It's time for the Caversham Arts Trail 2018.
On Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th, and the following weekend
Friday May 18th, Saturday May 19th and Sunday May 20th from 11 am
to 5 pm.
Come and visit me at Venue 14, where I am displaying my stitched
textiles and mixed media work. 






Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Caversham Art Trail Flyers are here!

The flyers for Caversham Arts Trail  are here! They will be
posted in the letterboxes of people of Caversham, and also available to view
on our website.
37 artists will be exhibiting over 17 venues in May.
The dates for the trail are the 12th,13th and 
18th,19th and 20th May.



Sunday, 25 March 2018

Time for Snow Dyeing

Last week we had snow in the UK, and I decided to make the most
of it and do some snow dyeing.  I had been interested to read about this process in Canada and
the USA where the snow is more plentiful and long lasting, and had it on my to do
list for a snow day. I was pleased to find that I had kept all the equipment together ready for snow, so it was quick and easy to do.
I used Procion dyes and a selection of natural fabrics, soaked first in washing soda. It is simply a question of putting the fabric at the base of a container, packing snow on top and sprinkling on the dye. As the snow melts the dyes drip into the fabric, giving a soft effect. I used a mixture of colours in each container, but single colours would work well too. Now I have some pretty fabrics to use in future projects!

Dye powder sprinkled on snow

Old saucepans make good dyeing tools

Washing line of dyed fabric


Piece of snow dyed fabric

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Caversham Arts Trail 2018

I am busy preparing for the Caversham Arts Trail at the moment. I have been printing on fabric using a gelli plate. It's great fun, but it's rather addictive! I have been making a rainbow of colours.










Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Wanderlust Week 8

 Wanderlust 2018
 Lesson by Kasia Avery
 Time Travels and Explorations




For this lesson I made a collage . The figure I used is Christine
de Pisan (1364-1430) a French author, who wrote about
women's rights in the fifteenth century. I have used a piece
of her handwriting too.


Christine de Pisan 1410


Saturday, 10 March 2018

Wanderlust Week 7


Here is  my finished collage for the Wanderlust lesson by Carolyn Dube, "If these walls could talk"  I used collage,stencils and gelatos for my page. I liked Carolyn's video lesson and the gelatos technique was fun.
 #eaclass, #wanderlustclass