Monday, 12 October 2015


the yard:ARTspace was host to my favourite workshop last weekend, Sketchbook Techniques.
The key technique I like to share is Gum Arabic Transfer, using black and white photocopies as the printing plate.
Gum Arabic is applied.
Ink is rolled over the copy, the whole thing is then sprayed with water.
The copy is then placed face down onto paper, this releases the ink onto the receiving surface. 
Here are works in progress.
We experimented with lots of materials, ink, quink ink and bleach,
acrylic paint, oil pastel and embossing powder.
Large pages of mixed media mayhem where
produced. All these techniques
can be placed directly into sketch books as part of a drawing practice.
At the end of 2 days the many sheets of experimentation where
made into 4 page booklets. 
The next 2 day workshop covering all these processes will be 30-31 January, 2016, all the details are here.
The next big event in my artistic calendar is Select Showcase, 23-25 October at Cheltenham Town Hall. I will be showing my enamel work on Stand 8, so come and say hello. 

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