Friday, March 07, 2008

March TIF- Start with Printing

It has been a week of getting work to Exhibitions and into the post for exhibitions for me. What a mess the workroom was in by time I had finished. A quick tidy up was very necessary.
However no time to sit back.... there are more exhibitions this year, so had to crack on with the next set of design ideas.
Decided to start working with the March TIF challenge and the concept "pay attention to the tiny details" that really got me going. Am going to combine what I do for the TIF challenge with my exhibiton work. Everyone says women are good at multi-tasking! Think I will give it a go.
I started this time with doing something I really enjoy. Printing. First task was to make some printing blocks. Made these out of pelmet vilene or pressprint and then glued them onto MDF block. I decided to use a restricted pallette of colours, Primary red and blue, as well as gold and copper. I took my source from my sketches at the Steam Museum.

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So here is stage one, next to decide what sort of stitchery I want to do. The exhibtion for the Museum is this September, but I also have another deadline for the middle of May looming for a different exhibtion. I have an idea that I may be able to use for both exhibitions. That would be good.

I'll let you know how I get on. Back to work.


Tanguera said...

What cool little stamps. Your shapes look quite interesting.

Aussie Jo said...

Great stamp patterns Maggie. How did you get the impressions on pelmet vilene? Stitch onto it??