Thursday, 12 May 2016

Weekend workshop with Sue Brown

Last weekend, I spent a fascinating weekend with Sue Brown up at the Yard:artspace in Cheltenham. This time, we explored mixed media techniques, directly transferring and working with images.

Particularly, we used gum arabic transfer and acrylic transfer to add photocopied images directly onto cartridge paper. We then added wax resits, inks, bleach, overprinted, added embossing stamps and even punched small holes. The results were a series of complex images and interesting surfaces which we made into little books on the last afternoon of the workshop.





    
I thoroughly enjoyed this combination of techniques and the dense, largely abstract images that resulted. I'll certainly be exploring this way of working further, perhaps exploring some of the techniques separately or in less complex combinations, at least initially.


6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, more gorgeousness! Your images are beautiful and your colours so rich. What a lot of fun adventures you are having!

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    1. This adventure was indeed full of colour ... and new techniques that I will certainly use in my sketchbooks, if nowhere else. I spent the whole weekend experimenting. It's not often I get the chance for such concentrated effort!

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  2. And just imagine if you added stitch to that! Oh golly! This sounds really exciting.

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    1. Indeed! ... and we were told that the transfer techniques work quite well on fabric, although I have yet to try it.

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  3. Looks like you have a springboard from which to try allsorts!

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    1. So many spring boards ... and so little time to explore them all! This one, however, seems particularly promising.

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