Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Chapter 1 Drawing Methods

Drawing Marks using various drawing implements.

page 1

page 2

page 3

Frottage using some Friskars Texture Plates that I got for £1 at Aintree in April.

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page 6

page 7

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 page 10

Frottage and Sgrafitto

page 11

Resist - Brusho over Oil Pastel

page 12

Module 6

The first set of photographs of water are some of my own taken in my local park.

 The next set are from the Internet

(c) Ian Britton -

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Module 5 Documentation

Chapter 13 Study Three Artists

Chapter 12 Resolved Sample

Resolved Sample paper design.

Samples for Resolved Sample

Resolved sample 1st stage, hand dyed fabric and machine quilted.

2nd stage - organza stitched with twin needle 
then stitched to quilted shapes and cut back in between.

Stage 3 - hand stitching around edge of organza shapes.  
I wasn't going to stitch around but the organza started to fray 
and the shapes started to come away from the background.

Stage 4 - fly stitch on some but not all organza shapes.

Final stage - wool pulled through space between organza embroidered pieces 
to make it stand out from rest.

Finished sample 8 inch by 12 inch.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Back on track.......I hope!

Firstly my Mum was released from Hospital on Monday 7th June.  She has to have oxygen at home now because of her COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) but she has improved a lot over the past 2 weeks.  No sooner had my Mum come home than I was admitted to hospital for treatment for severe anaemia, luckily I was only in a few days.

Hopefully I am now back on track to finish C & G Certificate by the middle of August.