Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

A passionate embroiderer, a printmaker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I'm a perpetual student and love learning and participating in everything creative.

Lino: Positive & negative proofs

After further cutting on my first plate, it was time to take a new print proof of both the positive and negative images. Loving the start point for this project.  More work to do yet though.

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Lino: Working in positive & negative.

Back in February I was messing around with paper-making and tea-staining (blog post here) and, using Photoshop, I ‘cut’ out a couple of random tree shapes (yes I’m still in my tree phase!). Some of the actual tea-stained paper was … Continue reading

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Lotus pods: Revisited

A couple of years ago, in a Jet James workshop, I made this print plate from 3mm foamex board (anyone following my blog will know by now that I love this stuff). Several techniques were used to create this intaglio/collagraph … Continue reading

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Elian’s secret garden

Doodling & Designing: I read in one of those zentangle books that a good way to start doodling is to draw a nine square grid (as when you play noughts and crosses), start adding lines and patterns, continue them across … Continue reading

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Teabag paper

I finally found time to use my teabag pulp (made in February) into A4 sheets of paper. I defrosted the  pulp and was surprised at just how much there was – I drink a lot of tea! I wasn’t confident … Continue reading

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Collagraph printing: Tree bark – a larger plate

Using my original collagraph plate (see previous posts) as a reference I started to plan a larger version with a little more complexity. The sand I adhered to the mountboard backing in my last, smaller piece didn’t quite give me … Continue reading

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Collagraph printing: Tree bark

Continuing to play with the collagraph plate I made in the workshop with Gabriella Hegyes (see initial print left) I’ve been trying to get some variety in colour and outcome before I move to a larger, more complex, piece. When … Continue reading

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