Sunday, 1 January 2017

Cards and Tags

To go with the printing I showed in a previous post, here are some of the cards which resulted and the tags which used left-over paint and paper ends for labelling family presents. I had intended that these would appear on my blog before Christmas but preparations for the arrival of the family took over and there was no time for blogging in any form.



I now look forward to catching up with all those of you I visit regularly and whose blogs I enjoy so much. Now New Year is past, tomorrow it will be back to looking ... and designing and making. I can feel ideas stirring.

It's not a bad life!

PS (an update!) for some of the cards and for the tags, I printed the block randomly all over large A2 sized 300 gsm cartridge paper and then cropped out sections that appealed to me with a a shaped window / view finder. It's a technique I use a great deal as I like the unplanned, slightly 'accidental' nature of the resulting prints - and also the way the images extend off the page.


6 comments:

  1. These are so lovely! I really like the way the patterns go off the page. Happy New Year to you and yours, Margaret!

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    1. Thank you, Connie, both for your good wishes and for your comment. I've just added a post script with an explanation of what I did, if you're interested.
      Happy New Year!

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  2. They're wonderful! It is so satisfying to create one's own cards & other paper goods, and you've created such a beautiful "set" of similar but unique pieces!
    Enjoy the stirring of ideas...and may 2017 be full of adventures in the studio & elsewhere!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I really enjoyed creating these, both because we were working in a way I really enjoy (with a simple design that can be easily varied and developed as I go along to make a series) and also because we could create together, my husband and I. We both enjoyed the process, so much so that today I caught him eyeing up a couple of one day printing courses (in woodblock printing and in lino cuts) in our local art centre ...

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  3. These are wonderful (and the post script very helpful!). I'm sure they were well received (oh, pardon the pun!).

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    1. Thank you, Marny. I realise when I added the postscript above, I should also have added that I really enjoy finding the negative shapes that appear between the printed images. They always interest me.

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