Friday, February 11, 2011

Final stages

I am now in the final stages of my two pieces. This is when I get very critical and re-visit what has been achieved so far, and try to work out what needs to happen next.

I felt the white dots needed more definition other than the connecting running stitches, so printed some red circles in some of the dots. This was done with the end of a bamboo paintbrush handle which is hollow, hence the very small circles. I then added just a little green in the centres.

It is surprising what can be used for printing and we need to be observant as to what is available. I was about to throw out a used pop-out pill package the other day but it ended up on my work table instead.

Printing with the pill package. I like the irregularies within the grid format. Also printing from a cork, and the bamboo paint brush with some deliberate smudging.

Here I have added some colour to the bottom portion.

I like this quote:
"People who say that it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it"- George Bernard Shaw


  1. Ooh! Very nice touch. Love the red. I use all sorts of weird things to print.

  2. great quote!
    I need to find some of those pop out pill containters: great idea! I use the bamboo skewers frequently.
    Love how this is turning out!