Made this the other day - a hand made Sweet William folder, part of a reader give away - filled with goodies from us at SW, we will post more details at a later date.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
This is some art work I did for rock the stitch craft fair. The work was commisioned by Amanda. I thought it came out pretty well, the artwork will be used in posters and flyers too. Looks like it will be good, if you are a crafter in the area (florida) have a look.
Monday, May 25, 2009
At last I have finished this mammoth job - I have been working on it for days, incorporating some of my drawings, hand drawn type and images from my old children's book collection, quite pleased with the final design. We are gearing up for Mathilda's Market in June , Shelley is coming out from New Zealand to help, should be good!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The other day I went to the market and bought a pair of harem pants (as you do) and this lovely old magnolia print - from a funny little old man, who was surrounded by a beautiful clutter of dusty old things, who hardly seemed to noticed the world go by around him. Anyhow these purchases made me feel very happy.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I felt like printing today, so I though I would show you what I got up to.
First I took papers from an old book.
Then sewed them together to make a little bag
On some old frame glass I spread the ink - tacky is the consistency you want - it makes a lovely velcro sound as you roll back and forth.
Rolled onto the lino (a good tip is to roll in one direction only, so as to get an even spread)
The best part is the print and reveal - a good even pressure will give nice results. I don't have a fancy press - just use my hand or an iron.
Make the most of the wet paint and print onto lots of lovely things.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I love hand drawn type - I feel it may be a reaction to all the years I had to spend perfecting typography as a graphic designer, all those fonts and type setting and so little time! I now much prefer the looser feel of hand drawn, so much more character (oh dear there is a bad pun in there somewhere).