26 March 2008

March Calendar Girls Postcard

Here's my version of this months postcard for Pat. It's not my usual style so I wasn't too sure if it worked or not so I gave Pat the choice that if she positively hated it to let me know and I would still have time to have another go. I'm glad to say that she likes it so it will be in the post before the weekend.


I used some of the fabrics I dyed a while ago. First I bondawebbbed (is that a word???) some blue swirls from one of the vases on to the background. In Photoshop I cut and pasted the daisy on to a new page and printed it on to T-shirt transfer paper which I searched high and low for and couldn't find until I suddenly looked down by my computer. I must have put it down the side of the computer when I was having a clean out, doh!!! I cut around the daisy and ironed it on to the postcard. I felt there where a few gaping holes so machine stitched a few more swirls on to the background.

This is the postcard I received in the lunchtime post from Carol you can find out how she made it here.


I put the Calendar Girls postcards in clear plastic holders on the magnetic board I have on the wall so I can look at them.

I've had a glue gun for a while but not used it much so I can see I'll have to have a go with it.

02 March 2008

Monoprinting

I've spent this afternoon doing some monoprinting on paper for my C & G course. I've put the ones that look more like animal markings on my other blog if you want to have a look.

Anyway back to this blog. I used some Speedball Black Printing Ink that I got with the lino cutting set I bought while ago.

I used a cheap cutting board that I bought in the 99p store in town to paint the designs on for the C & G papers but as I had some left over ink and didn't want to waste it I spread the ink on with the side of an old credit card then used the side of a smaller piece to make marks in the ink before placing a piece of scrap paper on top and rolling with a brayer. Isn't it always the way you get something really exciting when you are about to pack up!!!!


So of course I had to try some more pieces.


I particularly like these next few.