Monday, July 12, 2010

Arts Centre - Update

Today the committee met to prepare a proposal for submission to a state creative arts department. If we are accepted, the department will help us seek funding and other things to help us out. As a not-for-profit organisation, we should be eligible for a good bit of assistance from various funding bodies.

My baby is due in a couple of weeks, so I will be taking a back seat on the arts centre committee for a little while.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chine Collé Print: Poppies

During tonight's art class we were working on more print making techniques.  One which I had particular success with was Chine-collé. This technique involves two (at least) pieces of paper - one is your normal heavyweight print paper, the other is a fine paper like tissue paper or rice paper.  First you cover the damp printing paper with paste, then lay a piece of fine/decorative paper onto the damp printing paper. Next, you place your plate onto the paper, and then roll everything through a printing press.

For my first piece, I put some watercolour washes onto tissue paper, and then pulled the print. Here is the result:
Welsh Poppies, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6")

More images will follow once I have scanned them in. :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lino Printing

Well, it's been years since I cut a lino block, but I worked on one today and loved it.  Here is the print:

Sakura ink on Stonehenge, 15 x 15cm (6 x 6")