Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Module One. Chapter Two.

Spent a lovely sunny day making decorated papers and hanging them on the line to dry much to the amusement of the neighbours!
As well as sponging the colour onto the paper I did some with a light 'scrubbing' action and others by using acrylic paint with 'cling film' pressed on the surface and peeled off when dry.
I chose the red/violet/purple and yellow/lime/green areas of the colour wheel, I particularly like the contrast of the lime and violet colours.

1. Painted cartridge paper.
2. A selection of painted tissue paper using recycled tissue paper packaging, some with a surface decoration.

3. I didn't have any erasers to hand so I used some polystyrene packaging to make a stamp - this is quite large so I have used A2 sheets of paper.

4. I like the cross shape created by this 1/4 rotation of the stamp each time.

5. The distressed effect created by stamping until the paint runs out adds texture to the design - this is one where a smaller stamp would give a much clearer impression of this effect

6. I particularly like the diagonal repeat pattern at the bottom of this image.

I will produce some more stamped papers using a smaller stamp. I think it is possible to get an idea of how each repeating pattern looks but this would be much clearer with a smaller pattern in some instances.

Module One. Chapter One - Colour Wheel

Quite a revelation using 2 different red, yellow and blue shades to create the colour wheel, I found it very useful to make the shade cards shown below to help recreate the same colour again.

1. Shade Card

2. Colour Wheel
This was my 3rd attempt at the colour wheel, the first was discarded because several of the colours were quite 'muddy' and the 2nd had some heavy handed outer wheel segments - this taught me not to take short cuts but to always check the shade on a scrap piece of paper!