Personal Project, Chine Collé and Artist Statement

For my personal project I thought I would begin by reviewing how far I have come, and looking at all of the previous themes I have worked with. Bodies featured heavily in my first assignment, followed by my personal travels and locations I had experienced and enjoyed. Then moving onto life I focused on myContinue reading “Personal Project, Chine Collé and Artist Statement”

Personal investigation combining printmaking with chine collé

This assignment will focus on a personal project, using the technique of Chine Collé. To begin this section I wanted to understand the process of chine collé better so I experimented quite a bit in order to hone my skills. The first series I created was using a small abstract block I had created earlierContinue reading “Personal investigation combining printmaking with chine collé”

Developing Collagraph Prints

As part of the developmental process in collagraph printing I decided to explore the other techniques shared in the student guidance, these included using poly filler to create a textured surface and another medium called Carborundum, which is a fine grit like sand. Carborundum I wasn’t quite sure how to use the carborundum so managedContinue reading “Developing Collagraph Prints”

Test Collagraph Block

For this test collagraph block I gathered a range of different materials to create the textured surface including: Fabric Rubber bands Velcro Cotton wool pads Lentils Rice Fennel seeds Linguine pasta Sponge Glue dots Tin foil Kitchen roll String Washers Cotton buds Pennies Here is the used collagraph test block. I decided to use aContinue reading “Test Collagraph Block”

Project 9: Experimental Mark Making with Lino

I started this assignment by gathering up various tools and objects to use in order to cut and mark the lino. I found a range of scissors, screwdrivers, corkscrew, knife, hammer, keys, screws and other tools. I set out my A3 sized grey lino into 6 squares to experiment with each group of the tools.Continue reading “Project 9: Experimental Mark Making with Lino”

Project 8: Reduction Method Lino Cutting

Thinking about which avenue to explore in this particular assignment I originally considered exploring human life forms as I have been so often fascinated by the human condition and how people interact with one another, previously having studied sociology and counselling. However another large aspect of my personal identity is my love of animals andContinue reading “Project 8: Reduction Method Lino Cutting”

Project 7 – Multi-Block Lino Print

For this last assignment I continued with the theme of place and using fond memories of previous travels. As I experimented earlier in the unit, I returned to the two worlds merged together and decided to use the golden pagoda in Japan and beautiful blue shoreline in The Philippines. I thought choosing these two colourfulContinue reading “Project 7 – Multi-Block Lino Print”

Project 6 – Single Colour Lino Cut

For this assignment I produced three different prints using the theme of place. All prints have been inspired by my recent travels, and encompass a range of places that hold fond memories. I purposefully produced prints in three different sizes to explore how size can influence the overall image. The first a smaller print withContinue reading “Project 6 – Single Colour Lino Cut”

Project 5 – Test Cut Lino Cuts

I worked systematically using one row of 4 for each of the different cutting implements. Starting at the top I used number 2, then 3, 4, 5, then the ‘safety’ cutter A and finally the finest at the bottom number 1. I tried to use a variety of different cutting techniques, aiming for straight lines,Continue reading “Project 5 – Test Cut Lino Cuts”

Project Four – Textured and Combination Mono Prints

For this final project of assignment one the aim was to: Select four monoprints from your fourth project. You should choose those which demonstrate the combination of techniques. Each print should demonstrate good registration and clean printing technique. The visual impact of each print should be strong and show a good awareness of composition, surfaceContinue reading “Project Four – Textured and Combination Mono Prints”