Category Archives: Design Play

Design experimentation

Printing with water-colour

I’ve spent a week playing with water-colour paints, exploring how they can be transferred to print paper outside of the normal landscape or still-life painting arena.  In the past I’ve gone down the traditional route of water-colour painting and haven’t … Continue reading

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Playing with my photo booth

Having taken some advice from a gentleman by the name of Patrick, a member of a photography group, I finally ordered and received a photo booth.  I can’t promise that all pictures will be perfect from here on, but I … Continue reading

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Playing with paints

In anticipation of a couple of book-binding courses I’ll be teaching in a few months time I’m exploring ways of applying different paints to paper without too much mess and water.  Last time I taught at this venue I asked … Continue reading

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Pastepaper Workshop

The notes received in this workshop stated (in part & abbreviated): Pastepapers have been used since at least as early as 1650.  They were often made in the binder’s shop, but some businesses were set up solely to provide them … Continue reading

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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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Design Play: Circuit Project – Getting started

The value of experimentation No-one gets it right first time and I’ve a vision in my head that has been difficult to translate into reality. Having had a brain stuffed with home renovations, builders, paint choices and so on for … Continue reading

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