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As the second part of our Visual Art Award (follow up to Printmaking) we have been set a multidisciplinary project. This means that we can choose to use a range of disciplines from the ‘art’ family: Textiles, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, 3D, Painting, Collage…. I can’t think of anymore? haha The theme is Leisure which means, that like last time, it could be anything: Travelling, Cooking, Gardening, Collecting…. you name it, someone in the world...

..that I am a disappointment of late! You might have noticed… but I have been indenial – I thought I could catch up! My 365 has crashed. I made it to 45ish (we are now day 94 of 365) but I found it really hard to keep taking an interesting photo everyday! Especially when I started to get more swamped with college work! So yes. I admit I have failed with that. ALSO, Thursday marked the first...

And so the Printmaking award comes to a close 🙁 Here is the final poster I produced: Mostly printed, but I used photoshop to clone out the checkerboard in the centre and to add the text:    You can see the difference, but I think I did quite a good job cloning the background colour? What are your thoughts? I know that the ‘The London’ is quite hard to see because the purple is dark but I...

For my Printmaking final piece I have been set the task of producing an A2 poster and logo for The London Original Print Fair. So far I have learnt how to screen print to make one layer of my poster – the information section (view here) Last week I was having a tough time getting the ink perfect, but I managed to get a print of the right ink level so then I looked at the...

As the additional Printmaking award is coming to a close (start on Multi-disiplinary soon) it was about time to do the main poster! It has to have some kind of printmaking element to it… so we could produce most of it digitally but I decided that I would like to Silk Screen my design. This meant that I had to learn the process though because we hadnt been able to fit it into the lessons…...

I found this video via Effektive – who I J’adore haha If you love printmaking, letterpress, typography, posters or just Graphic Design in general…. you MUST watch this! 8 minutes of your life, well spent/enjoyed. I love the opening quote: ‘Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms(have I got that right?)’ And I just love everything in this video – I wish I could go to Nashville to see it all happening/ get my own...

Yes I realise on December 1st I said ‘next week I can apply ink and print with it’… and I did, but everything got so hectic with the CD Design and Book Design deadlines I just forgot to blog the results… After using my collagraph to emboss I couldn’t wait for the varnish to dry so I could ink it up… and it was worth the wait – I love this printing technique! The first inking...

I found something to blog about! I knew I had forgotten something! I have a confession to make: I LOVE linocutting now. Actually love. Like j’adore, you know? 🙂 I know… I used to hate it, but woo look at me go now:   I first printed with red ink (which I think is pretty nice?) and then I got a bit adventurous and rolled black ink on, but allowed for some red to show...

In our Printmaking sessions we are drawing to a close with introductiosn to the processes a.k.a we have nearly learnt the ones we will need to produce our final print (an A1 poster for the London Original Print Fair) Today we did collagraph printing, which is basically like creating a stamp. I did my name (which Luis said was unoriginal but ohwell) in different letters from different fonts, and I like it. I’m not sure...

Yesterday I printed my first linocut – when I say my first I mean I haven’t PRINTED before, I have linocut before and failed miserably! I think it turned out quite nicely; I chose a bright blue ink which really stood out next to the black ink my friends used. You will need: – Lino thats been cut with your design –  oil based relief printing ink – a scraper thingy to get it out...

Last Tuesday (I’ve been too busy to post until now sorry) some of the class started the linocutting print technique. Now, anyone who has been reading my blog for the past couple of months will know that I already tried linocut and I failed miserably at it and I have a lot of admiration for designers who produce beautifully detailed linocut prints because it is hard! So I approached this technique with the knowledge that...

I predicted/hoped yesterday that we would be printing our etching plates in today’s Printmaking lesson – and YAY we did! 🙂 I scanned these in, but I don’t think it really does them any justice… they look a lot better in person. I’m quite happy with how my print had turned out – I had 2 gos technically because Neil used my plate as an example to show everyone. Next week we are doing Linocut...

This is a bit long over-due really but its been quite a hectic time recently – I haven’t posted for like 2 weeks! I don’t really even know what I’ve been doing instead… but back to business! The Etching Process! Step one: CLEANING Clean your plate with cream cleaner and a clean rag. Make sure you do not touch the surface of the plate again because you will get grease on it and the wax...

This year at college for our ‘extra award’ we are doing Printmaking with Neil Pittaway (whom is a master Printmaker when he’s not teaching at college, click on his name to visit his website!) We are going to be using the College’s printmaking facilities for the first time… opening up Mono printing, Screen printing, Etching, Linocutting and other printing techniques to us. It’s a bit daunting if I’m honest. I really admire people who linocut (from my experiences...

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