Thursday, 29 October 2009

Chapter 5 Drawn Thread Work

I bought some Linen scrim from Whaleys of Bradford and dyed it in the colous I'm using for this module Red and Green/Pink and Green.

Samples 1-5 threads removed in various amounts from 2 to 8 threads.


Sample 1


Sample 2


Sample 3


Sample 4

Sample 5


Sample 6
Threads pulled alternatively to displace colours


Sample 7
Threads pulled alternatively to displace colours
and some pulled from middle to loop


Sample 8


Sample 9


Sample 10
Threads removed then threaded back


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Chapter 4 Papermaking

My first try at Papermaking. They aren't very big mostly between 4-6 inches.


Threads embedded in pulp

End of pen pressed into pulp while damp


Negative letter in pulp


Rug canvas embedded in pulp

Rug canvas embedded in pulp then removed



Stamp pushed in to pulp


Spiral stamp pushed into pulp


Back of paper with spiral stamp gives different look


Flower stamp pushed into pulp


Back of paper with flower stamp gives different look

NB I'll make more samples once I make more pulp and try to be more experimental.

Chapter 3 Grids

Various types of grids made from fabric, metal or plastic.


a - scrim
b + c - wireform
d - plastic canvas wrapped with thread
e - muslin
f - plastic fruit netting
g - aida
h - canvas
i - sinamay
j - net
k - plastic canvas
l - rug canvas

Chapter 2 Lettering Designs

I chose the word 'nostalgia' for this module and using different drawing methods experimented with different styles.

Page 1
a - black ink with wide calligraphy nib
b to d - edge of cut up credit card to form letters
e - white wax crayon rubbed over grid placed under paper
then black ink painted over the top
f - black wax crayon rubbed over grid placed under paper

Page 2 - Scroll pen calligraphy - then folded paper


Page 3 -
black ink lettering with black and red sprayed over,
gold pen over lettering,
and silver, gold pen smaller lettering in between


Page 4 -
black ink with calligraphy pens then overpainted with red
(thought it dries more pink)


Page 5 -
watered down black ink then more lettering with black,
red ink in between lettering,
word written with pens in negative shapes between larger lettering


Page 6 -
serrated card letters then sprayed with walnut ink and red brusho
Page 7 -
Calligraph with various pens

Page 8 -
bleach on black ink background
Black Quink ink background lettering made with bleach

Page 9 -
Quink ink background letters in bleach,
gold paint sponged over


Page 10 -
Black Quink ink background - bleach letters using side of credit card

Page 11 -
Tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
spayed with black ink, walnut ink and sponged with gold


Page 12 -
blue brusho sprayed onto white paper, tissue paper with oil pastel
rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
walnut ink, yellow brusho and blue brusho sprayed over top

Page 13 -
calligraphy lettering cut out and glued to background,
sequin waste stencil in red

Page 14 -
calligraphy lettering cut out and glued to background,
sequin waste stencil

Page 15 -
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with brusho paints and more writing over top

Page 16 -
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with brusho paints

Page 17 -
letters stamped on background,
tissue paper with oil pastel rubbed over PVA glue lettering,
sprayed with walnut ink

Lettering design in Photoshop.

Module 4 - Chapter 1 Media Research

In the introduction Sian says to consider a personal theme within this topic so it's individual to me. I reached my 50th birthday earlier this year and I think you start to look back on what you've achieved or not achieved in your life.

I've also been trying to trace my family tree so my theme will be 'nostalgia'.

A few years ago my Mum and I went through a load of papers that had been accumulated over the years. I was amazed to find some bills from my Mum and Dad's wedding back in 1957 so I scanned them along with their wedding certificate and birth certificates for this 1st collection.



I knew all those stamps that I'd been saving would come in handy one day. I usually send them to charities that sell them on but I'd got quite a pile. I went through them and made two A4 pages of the fancy ones.



Alphabet made from various fonts. NB there are a few letters missing, I'll add them when I find suitable ones.


Different styles of lettering.


I used my word for this Module and tried a few of the 'typeface' that comes in Photoshop.