Saturday, 13 August 2016

One for Jonny

This has taken a while for a few reasons. We were away from home, we went to Europe for nearly a month. Dogs aren't that easy to paint especially when the owner knows every inch of him. It was a daunting challenge as it isn't small, 600x400mm.
OSR = Old School Rides.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

For Baby Frank

I made a painting like this for my friends twins, when they were born. They are ten now. I have made another this week for baby Frank. It is about 40 x 40 cm.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Leather clutch

I finally plucked up the courage to sew the leather. I don't know what my apprehension was about because it sewed up quite easily. I used a few Googled directions that steared me in the right direction. I've added little rings on the sides so I can add a strap.

Just the right size to carry my iPhone and keys.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Art refresher

I have experienced a few new ideas for the art room.  They were delivered efficiently and quickly by Anna Dixon who works for Office Max. We completed all these pieces between 930am and 2.30pm today. This is visual art, with a focus on literacy.

Felt tip pens, sprayed with water
Finger painting using primary colours
Chosen text, water colour pencil and water
White pencil sketch with "creative paint"

collage onomatopoeia
Skeleton word

Torn page with text

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Wasp printing

My fabric printing inks arrived. I have bought a litre of opaque base and 4, 100ml bottles of colour, red,yellow and blue.

I used the little wasp lino cut I made on the fibre art course, then a solid screen printing wasp.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Penny's present.

I have been interested in sewing leather. I have used a small piece of soft (lambs?) leather to make the base of this little clutch.

I used an old grey woollen blanket as the body of the clutch and some beautiful silk as a liner. My intention is for Penny to use it to carry her phone and keys. It will also be able to accomodate a few other bits and bobs. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Fibre Arts...Over for another year.

Lino printing
Foam printing

 We have explored polystyrene printing, layered cardboard printing, rubber printing, lino printing, foam printing and screen printing.

Screen printing
Screen over lino printing

Screen with cutout ready to print.

Close up of the masking tape 
We made our own small screens for screen printing. So easy, it would work with kids I think. We cut a rectangle in the middle of a piece of foam board. We wrapped it completely with duct tape. We surrounded the hole with double sided tape, which we stuck net curtain to. Stretching it as much as it could take. We secured it with more duct tape. We put a line of masking tape around the net, overlapping the hole. We used bank cards as squeegees. Done.

A few dollops of this in a jar
And a few drops of this.

A few results
Example of screen printing over leaves and ghost prints.