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.

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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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (C)

Part 3: Collagraphs: The first thing I love about collagraphs is that there is so much you can do to create an image.  I’ve done several workshops and experimented with a variety of media to create texture and patterning, but … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (B)

Part 2: Gabriella certainly worked us hard and shared a ton of information and samples with us. Trapping Plant Material: This was interesting.  I had some very dry, flattened, plant material which was suitable to be trapped between gauze layers.  … Continue reading

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Gabriella Hegyes: Printing from the Land (A)

Part 1: This two-day workshop in the Blue Mountains was an opportunity for me to print in completely different ways to what I have experienced so far. Clay Printing: Starting with a block of potters clay each we rolled it … Continue reading

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Teaching: Felting for students

I had a HUGE day yesterday.  I was engaged to teach 41 year 9, 10 and 11 girls how to felt.  I’ve done it twice before and know how enthusiastic (and boisterous) the girls are.  I love doing it because … Continue reading

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Printing: Collagraphs

A couple of years ago I did an amazing collagraph workshop with Jet James.  Read more about it and see some of my prints here. Time has passed and I’ve done many more things since then but I’ve always had … Continue reading

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