A blog about making art and other things using cloth, paper, paint, colour, stitch, and all sorts of exciting techniques, some of which I'm sure I still have to discover! I hope that the joy all this gives me is visible in what you can see here.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The dead end journey of an idea!

 Gelli print above.
simplified sketch of jelly print.
 Sketch drafted onto cotton cloth and coloured with Derwent Inktense blocks and pencils.
 Didn't like it so I sliced it up and re-arranged it.
The verticals seemed too strong so I added some squares to break up the lines and stitched them down I also added some further stitching to outline some of the shapes.
 Didn't like it, so I painted over it all in white paint, and then started to colour it in again.
 Oh dear, it still wasn't working, so I added lots of gold paint and used some stenciling before cutting it up into six postcards!

Better than just chucking it in the bin I suppose, and at least I have some cards for friends when I forget to buy some.