Category Archives: Print 1: Musings

Print 1. Caring for tools

For Christmas we received a large fruit hamper in a wooden box from a grateful client.  I gave my husband Christmas day off and then put him to work on Boxing day.  He cut the box in half, top to … Continue reading

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The ever-evolving shopping bag.

Do you remember some years ago when the first big push came for everyone to abandon plastic shopping bags at the supermarket checkout?  I do. Here in Australia the retailers stepped up and produced their own version of a re-usable … Continue reading

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Experimentation: Making a print sample book

Part 1: My friend Nola and I get together every month for a day of playing with colour and transferring imagery and/or abstract colour patterns to cloth and paper.  We’ve done a bit of stamping, made glue resists, collage blocks, … Continue reading

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On the hunt for print paper.

I was lucky to get a tip on where to find a supply of elephant dung paper which I’ve enjoyed printing on during this course.  So yesterday I went hunting. The Fair Trade Emporium at Marrickville had what I wanted … Continue reading

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Buying a Rosalie Gascoigne artwork

What do you do when you’ve followed the work of an artist, you enjoy that work but you know you will never have one hanging in your  home? You make your own, of course. It probably took us longer to … Continue reading

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Multifocus Properties: Playing with graphic design

In our family business I’m responsible for advertising, graphic design, company logos and branding, marketing, e-book design and that type of thing (amongst many other tasks!).  I thoroughly enjoy working in Photoshop and coming up with ideas to promote our … Continue reading

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Playing with photoshop

Although this isn’t part of my OCA course I find Photoshop a useful program when designing.  I’m gradually increasing my knowledge in relation to the various tools available in CS6. Here’s a small selection of the options.  Obviously when selecting … Continue reading

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