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Project: Information Highway

Take two products … Last year I invested in several new stencils. In theory I could have cut some of them myself but the strain on my hands and possible mistakes when doing this wasn’t worth it. So the question … Continue reading

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Banksia solar plates: further prints

I’ve now completed printing the remaining solar plates featuring Banksia designs that I was given. These are currently being dried ready to be formed into a book showcasing the best of the plates. Here are a few more of the … Continue reading

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Banksia solar plates: new prints

Since my last post regarding the etched solar plates I was recently given I’ve been experimenting with different papers and colourways to see what effects I can get. The plates are several years old and some of the etching isn’t … Continue reading

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Abstract Banksia solar plates

Late last year a friend gave me 2 etched solar plates depicting collages of Banksias taken from her own photos. I printed these for her (see post here) and she used them as book covers for a gift. Since then … Continue reading

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You just have to keep trying . . .

. . . until you find a solution With 28 images individually printed onto handmade paper (see stage 1 here), collated and ready to be assembled into my Aspects of Humanity book I have spent a lot of time attempting … 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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Etching: Hobbiton

Sepia & a touch of black + 40% translucent on 250gsm Dutch etching paper Sepia & a touch of black, with slight blue highlight in the sky + 40% translucent on 250gsm cream Stonehenge Sepia & a touch of black, … Continue reading

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Etching: Hobbiton – preparation

In 2014 I toured New Zealand and visited Hobbiton, the village created for the movie The Hobbit.  I, personally, thought the movie was only average but I love the scenery and special effects. Hobbiton is a marvellous place and would … Continue reading

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Elian in the land of the giant mushrooms

Whilst I’m still working on my hand-painting for Elian and the Vortex, he is off on another dream adventure. As per last time, I will provide the print and the viewer should concoct their own story to go with it. … Continue reading

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Stage 3: Elian and the Vortex

Combining the plates: In my last post I posed the question ‘Is it too much to ask to be able to prepare 2 plates, add chine collé and achieve exact registration?‘.  Well, put it this way, it hasn’t been easy … Continue reading

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Stage 2: Elian and the Vortex

Plate 2: Solar Plate This plate will be printed underneath the previous zinc plate.  That was made first to enable me to assess correct placement of the components that will be etched into this layer. The aim is to have … Continue reading

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Random painting day

Yesterday Judy and I got together for a ‘freeing’ random painting exercise.  As if I’ve ever managed to swing my arm around totally randomly whilst holding a paintbrush or other painting media!  The intention was generally to have a bit … Continue reading

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Printmaking with Seraphina Martin

3 1/2 days of printmaking in the Blue Mountains with Seraphina Martin has resulted in some good outcomes, a new view on ‘collaging’ print layers and some excellent tips to improve my techniques in the future.  It’s left me with … Continue reading

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Assignment 3 Stage 2: Workshop 8

Working with inkjet printers ….. and other printing techniques. Dragonflies. I scanned some sections of the dragonfly piece I made in workshop 7. These were then re-sized to A4 and printed on to fabric. Top left: standard print on silk … Continue reading

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