Sunday, 31 January 2016


This weekend theyard:ARTspace hummed to the 
creative activity that the Gum Arabic and Sketchbook techniques workshop generates.
Lots of fun was had while learning new techniques.
Experimentation was the order of the 2 days.
Acrylic paint,
and Gum Arabic transfers covered sheets of cartridge
paper and filled sketch books
producing rich surfaces.
Gum Arabic transfer can be printed onto fabric as proved by Gwen
who embellished her apron with print and machine embroidery. 
Personal drawings
were used throughout the workshop
making drawings leave the confines of sketch books.
The work on paper was folded into 4 and 8 page leaflet books.
Such individual work was produced all using the same processes.

The next Gum Arabic transfer and Mixed Media Sketchbook workshop at the yard:ARTspace is 7-8 May, check out the website for details.


Charlton Stitcher said...

Now that looks really fun, Sue! I'll have to get out my diary and speak to you!

Printed Material said...

What a brilliant looking table of finished books. I like the idea of machine embroidery on top of prints!My favourite photo are those blue and yellow butterfly gum arabic prints. Just gorgeous.

Sharmon Davidson said...

What beautiful work was produced here, and like you said, so individual!

ELFI said...

quelle énergie collective!