Monday, 22 August 2011

A bit of doodling.

I have been working into some of my prints using various colouring media. The one above is one of the reverse leaf prints, where I liked what was on the back of the page better than the front. All the prints were made with acrylic paint and on this first one I added a little ochre oil pastel here and there and a wash of Koh-i-noor waterbased dye in blue. I think this is the best of the four.

The second one here had Caran d'Ache water colour crayon added with pencil crayon to bring up a bit of detail.


On no.3, I just used Caran d'Ache crayons as there was quite a lot of colour already on the page from the original print.


This was treated in the same way. The paper was copy paper as advised by Gina - fine for the prints themselves, but it wrinkles when water is added and I'm not even sure it has dried in this last photo! I could have ironed or pressed the pages of course, but am far too impatient to do that.

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It has been such a lovely day today that I sat in the garden doing these this afternoon. Hope you have had a lovely day too.








10 comments:

Twiggy said...

They look great, particularly the first one. Wonderful colours.
twiggy x

Maggi said...

Brilliant results Heather. They have been transformed.

Carol Q said...

they've come out really well Heather. I do enjoy seeing how people progress through their projects.

Linda said...

Sorry I've missed a couple of posts Heather.
But I've just enjoyed catching up with all your printing experiments. Your results are excellent!
I shall follow your progress with the sketchbooks course with interest. I'm considering doing C&G embroidery with Distant Stitch.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love these, the colour of the top one is great. I think your mono prints in the previous post are fabulous too.

Toffeeapple said...

They are coming along really well aren't they?

The Weaver of Grass said...

They are beautiful Heather. I do love Kohinoor = the colours are so clear aren't they? I have begun my project today and am determined to continue although the results are pretty feeble so far.

Twiglet said...

I love all your little experiments - very inspirational. x Jo

Julie said...

More than just doodling Heather :-) Lovely to sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine.

Gina said...

Wonderful sketchbook work while I've been away Heather.