some collagraph plates.
I finally got round to doing something with a little slot book I made out of paste papers. I didn’t really intend to do anything with it, but it kept telling me it wanted to be drawn in, so yesterday I sat down with some metallic pens and pencils and doodled.
Mostly I just drew the shapes I saw in the paint – which is why the book ended up being called ‘Leaf’ – but I did make some holes as well.
So that’s another 8 drawings, which brings the total to 91, and it’s not September yet.
I decided I was suffering from a lack of embroidery in my life – so I had a little play with some Colour Catchers, left over bits of soldered sheers and hand-dyed thread. [To be honest, this one has been hanging around for a while – I finally got round to finishing it.]
The Colour Catchers were Bondawebbed together in pairs, which gave a firm base, then the sheers were appliquéd down and a bit of running stitch added.
Closed book bottom left, with different page views above. Not very much embroidery but I enjoyed doing it and I like the result. But Wensleydale says they're not drawings so I can’t count them. :>( [I’m sure he’s right!]
And to finish off a typical pre-Bank Holiday Sunday [i.e. wet and windy] I collected a pile of junk.
I covered some of the junk with double sided sticky tape.
And stuck down other bits of junk to make collagraph plates.
I have no idea if these will work – some of the textured surfaces are not very textured – but I will give them all a second coat of PVA in the morning and hope they dry in time to try them out in the afternoon.
Go out on a Bank Holiday Monday? Not blooming likely! I can have much more fun at home!
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