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: Circuit Project – More grids

Loved the grid experiments in my last post so continued down this path this week with some great results. Sequin waste was cut to shape and placed over an inked acetate sheet.  This was run through the press and the … Continue reading

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Design Play: Circuit Project – More backgrounds

More background experimentation – yep, I’m not done yet Whilst making book samples recently I’ve been mulling over my Circuit project.  I’ve tried quite a few different ideas as background bases for my connections and circuitry to sit upon but, … Continue reading

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Flexible Book Structures course: Progression

These two parts of the course introduce us to hinged spines and fastenings as well as layering and cutting back. I first created a reversible 4 panel hinged concertina book. Then I moved to a 2 signature pamphlet stitched notebook … Continue reading

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2019 05 06 Image of the week

A trip to the Powerhouse Museum last week was a fascinating experience in many ways.  One of the exhibitions, Akira Isogawa, showcased his costume designs over his career.  Videos played interviews with both the artist himself and others who either … Continue reading

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Drawing: A bit more nature

Simple plant shapes from a variety of visual resources, before adding some to my alcohol inked background. I have one more coloured background but it wasn’t usable as the background was too heavily coloured to see much imagery.  So I … Continue reading

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Drawing: A bit of nature

Having used alcohol inks to colour some thick textural hand-made paper I decided to use them to make a criss-cross accordion book which I’m doing for my on-line flexible book structures course.  But, as I’m keen to practice my drawing, … Continue reading

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2019 04 29 Image of the week

Leo Posillico, A View From The East, oil on canvas Resources: http://www.leoposillico.com/portfolio/nggallery/galleries/Originals

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