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Project 2: Collatype printing – Exercise

MMT Assignment 4 - Collatype - Exercise 3 - Collatype collage prints

For this exercise I was keen to take on board the points for success as identified in Exercises One and Two. The key challenge for me was to select good images that would lend themselves well to interpretation in a collage print. I selected the following images and added for the fourth an interpretation of […]

Project 2: Collatype printing – Exercise

MMT Assignment 4 - Collatype - Exercise 3 - Collatype collage prints

For this exercise I raided the cupboards and pantry for items that seemed would produce an interesting print. These were arranged on the cardboard ‘block’ and pva used to seal and glue in place. The items used to print from were: Top left to right: Scrumpled plastic, wire bread ties, toothpicks, drawing pins, string Lower […]

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 […]

Project 2 – Casting the internal surface

Assingment Three - Casting the internal space of a vessel - Kinetic sand and wax crayon

Metal parts and jewellery are frequently cast using ‘green sand’. Following some research I found various sources that suggested this could be achieved with kinetic sand. Kinetic sand is regular fine sand blended with a synthetic product, polydimethylsiloxane. This makes it behave like wet sand that can be moulded and shaped more readily than regular […]