Author Archives: Claire B

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.

Design Play: Exercise 5 – Collecting textures – Part 1

Goal: To create a resource of both found and self-created textures for future reference and to stimulate ideas. I’m planning my next print project which will involve producing prints from textural collagraphs and as I have fairly specific imagery in … Continue reading

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2019 01 14 Image of the week

I’ve spent 18 months working on creative ideas around linear containment (still not sure if it’s out of my system yet, I suspect not) and for various reasons have decided to start 2019 with a totally different approach. My initial … Continue reading

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Natural Dyeing with Kirsten Ingemar

5 days natural dyeing at Sturt summer school  was an enjoyable way to start the new year. The course was interesting although I already knew much of what was taught.  I went for several reasons; I’ve never really had a … Continue reading

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2019 01 11 Image of the week

I’m late this week as I’ve been otherwise engaged. Sorting through my rejected prints, and rescuing paper to be recycled into new sheets for future projects, I came across probably my first ever monoprint depicting a scene.  It might not … Continue reading

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2019 01 01 Image of the week

Illustrator Jennifer Orkin Lewis brings selfies to a whole new level: She takes photos of herself in a mirror and then makes paintings of them, adding backgrounds such as plants, wallpaper and detailed gardens. This is just one of her … Continue reading

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Design Play: Exercise 3 – Final design & prints

The goal: To turn solid shapes into line drawings, create variations on the theme and translate these into a workable design to print. Stage 1 of this exercise started by using photos of Walking Irises in my garden.  I developed … Continue reading

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2018 12 24 Image of the week

Reflection by Claire B Etched print, oil based inks, on 250gsm BFK Reeves paper, coloured with Inktense pigments. This is the best of the prints I completed in November, and today I finished it with hand-colouring.  Very happy with this … Continue reading

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