Friday, 16 September 2011

Thames Festival

Last weekend Bridget and I had a stall at the Thames Fesitval as part of the Craft Trail, which was a series of mini-craft fairs dotted all the way from Tower Bridge to the Tate Modern. We were by City Hall and had an awesome view of the City all weekend, it reminded me why I love London!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

A mini-photo essay: wrapping paper, from conception to completion

As a way to get more inspiration, I spent a couple of days doing a two minute drawing exercise. I set myself a couple of basic rules (two minutes, each drawing unique and no more than two colours) and each hour I did a drawing. The picture above is some pages from my sketchbook.

From my sketchbook I drew the pattern out onto graph paper.

I used graphite paper to transfer the image from the graph paper to the lino block

The cut block.

Laid out materials: brown paper, rollers, lino block, ink, plastic thing for spreading out ink

Printing in progress

The finished sheet

Close up of the finished design