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Project 1: Exercise 4 – Monoprinting – W

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Four - Working with stencils

For this exercise I chose two images from my sketchbook and earlier work, the spiral and the woven square; Spirals Acetate stencils I cut stencils from acetate sheet and plasticized paper, retaining both the positive and negative stencil pieces. I used acrylic paint, rolling onto a piece of glass with a brayer. The printing was […]

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 1- Ma

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 1- Mark-making

For this exercise I chose acrylic paints and used and the glass from and old picture frame as the plate. I printed onto: Printer paper Previously printed printer paper (waste paper from failed/duplicate printing) Tumble dryer sheets Wet wipes Cartridge sketchbook paper Coloured scrapbook paper Undyed calico fabric Brown wrapping paper Aluminium foil For the […]

Project 1: Monoprinting – Exercise 2 – D

MMT Assignment 4 - Monoprinting - Exercise Three - Drawing on the plate

For this exercise I selected a number of images from earlier exercises – the fungi and concertina-folded paper from folding and crumpling, the base of the vase from the casting and moulding project, woven sample from wrapping and two simple drawings from sketchbook work. Fungi I used a credit card to create the ridges of […]

Assignment Three Artists – Rachel Whiter

Ghost by Rachel Whiteread

Sculptor Rachel Whiteread was the first female to win the Turner Prize in 1993 for best young British artist. She also has the unique accolade of winning, in the same year, the K Foundation Art Award for worst British artist. Whiteread’s signature work involves large-scale casts of the interior space of objects, both everyday objects […]

Assignment Three: Part Three – Stage 4 –

Assignment Three: Part Three – Stage 4 – Sorting

Project 1 – Moulding from a surface The moulding relief paste was far and away my favourite medium for this exercise. The paste combines well with textiles, takes crisp imprints, remains maleable and can be coloured, stitched and worked into. It is also accepts embedded objects well. The variety of pastes available (pearl, matte, gloss […]

Assignment Three Artists – Rebecca Fairl

Assignment Three Artists – Rebecca Fairley

It is perhaps too narrow a description to refer to Rebecca Fairley as a textile artist since her work incorporates, but also extends beyond, the traditional textile media and processes. Using textiles as a tool for surface design, Fairley imprints and embeds patterns into concrete and other non-textile substrates. This juxtaposition of the harsh, brutal […]