Wednesday, 20 August 2014

3D Right-Angle-Weave Chunky Bracelet

There are books around explaining this technique.  
However, some simple RAW instructions are on these links :

Monday, 4 August 2014

Patterns from Andalucia

Alcazar, Seville.


Alcazar, Seville.


Alcazar, Seville. Wall Pattern (wood)


Alcazar Seville.


Alcazar, Seville.


Alcazar, Seville.


Alcazar, Seville.


Mesquita, Cordoba.


Mesquita


Mesquita



Rooftop view in Seville


Shopping Market - Seville

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Flowers - July (UK)

Some of the flowers in the garden at the mo.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier (iii)

 
 

I felt really inspired to do something with my J-P G photos, (from his exhibition), and have been making small painted sketches.  I used one idea of  'pattern', and played with it in Photoshop.  I cut out some of the picture, which I then felt looked like fabric cut pattern pieces - back to Square One! :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chine Colle




To make a good chine colle - (pronounced sheen collay) - print you would need to use a Press, as the very thin paper you adhese as 'added colour/pattern' will then look integrated into the print - 

however, you can make false chine colle prints using a Gelli Plate by applying the additions, (which would be on very thin paper), before printing over, or afterwards - as collage.   

Using calligraphic rice paper is excellent - (tissue paper can also be used, but make sure it is the correct quality).  Using a printer, find a design/colour/shape that you like, and print onto the rice paper, cut out your shape and adhese this on to your print.

I have used Nori Paste adhesive, which is excellent.
. . . apologies - as I don't know who the artists are that have made these lovely prints - unfortunately they aren't mine :(

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier - Barbican 2014 (ii)











These are just a few personal photos I took at the exhibition - 
I was interested in texture and pattern.
It's quite a substantial exhibition, and worth visiting, but find the 'talking' models a bit disconcerting!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fireworks - Photoshopped Abstracts

These 'abstracts' were all 'Photoshopped' from the original photos (below)

 
 
 
 

original awful photos! :(



I basically used "Cutout", then played with various other options - "embossed", "extruded",just changing the degrees

Monday, 2 June 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Floral Fancies

 
 Garden Mix - Heatherworks
 Vintage Dress - House of Fraser
local flowers in Orford, Suffolk.
beautifully scented rose from the garden
Yumiko Haguchi - embroidered pouch
Alexander McQueen clutch bag