Saturday, 19 July 2014

Flowers - July (UK)

Some of the flowers in the garden at the mo.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier (iii)


I felt really inspired to do something with my J-P G photos, (from his exhibition), and have been making small painted sketches.  I used one idea of  'pattern', and played with it in Photoshop.  I cut out some of the picture, which I then felt looked like fabric cut pattern pieces - back to Square One! :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chine Colle

To make a good chine colle - (pronounced sheen collay) - print you would need to use a Press, as the very thin paper you adhese as 'added colour/pattern' will then look integrated into the print - 

however, you can make false chine colle prints using a Gelli Plate by applying the additions, (which would be on very thin paper), before printing over, or afterwards - as collage.   

Using calligraphic rice paper is excellent - (tissue paper can also be used, but make sure it is the correct quality).  Using a printer, find a design/colour/shape that you like, and print onto the rice paper, cut out your shape and adhese this on to your print.

I have used Nori Paste adhesive, which is excellent.
. . . apologies - as I don't know who the artists are that have made these lovely prints - unfortunately they aren't mine :(

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier - Barbican 2014 (ii)

These are just a few personal photos I took at the exhibition - 
I was interested in texture and pattern.
It's quite a substantial exhibition, and worth visiting, but find the 'talking' models a bit disconcerting!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Fireworks - Photoshopped Abstracts

These 'abstracts' were all 'Photoshopped' from the original photos (below)


original awful photos! :(

I basically used "Cutout", then played with various other options - "embossed", "extruded",just changing the degrees

Monday, 2 June 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Floral Fancies

 Garden Mix - Heatherworks
 Vintage Dress - House of Fraser
local flowers in Orford, Suffolk.
beautifully scented rose from the garden
Yumiko Haguchi - embroidered pouch
Alexander McQueen clutch bag

Friday, 23 May 2014

Chelsea Flower Show 2014

unfortunately the colours didn't come out so well in my photo, but they were beautiful.  

This won the 1st Prize in the Young Flower Arrangers competition
Chelsea Flower Show (RHS) 2014 has been wonderful.  
I didn't manage to go, but have been watching the wonderful BBC coverage on tv.  
(My husband thinks all I do is watch gardening and cookery! ... cant think why! :)  )
My garden's not looking too bad though ..........

Friday, 16 May 2014

colour clash?

Who says Pink, Orange and Red  dont go together?  :) 
(Plus a bit of green)

Monday, 12 May 2014

DigiArt -v- Paint

 I love playing with Paint, Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro - 
you can do really simple projects - "DigiArt" ..............

.............. but for some reason or other - real paint is much more satisfying!