Monthly Archives: June 2014

Revisiting de-collage with willow.

Having experimented with paper making for willow I started thinking about some work I have previously made inspired by looking at the work of Mark Bradford. The first sample I use PVA to make a drawing, referring back to my … Continue reading

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Willow Ring.

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Preparing surfaces to experiment with materials.

I selected 6 different fabrics on which to test out materials- Polyester, silk, muslin, calico, canvas and linen. I stretched these over squares of MDF. Thinking ahead, I made a similar set, but stained the samples of fabric with tea … Continue reading

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Mucking about……..mark making.

I felt I needed to get some paints out and just play. Not wanting to get too precious I took a board that I had previously worked on (several times!!). I was using oil sticks on a surface that had … Continue reading

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Willow in Bay.

This form I made in a severely pruned Bay tree, on the top of a severed trunk.

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Willow bark to emboss texture onto paper.

This started as an experiment to see if the willow bark would make stained marks on the paper. It was left to dry, whilst being weighted down. The result this subtly coloured textured surface. I made a simple drawing over … Continue reading

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Experimenting with paper making from willow leaves and bark.

I used the materials from making stains to experiment with making paper. It has been a little while since I have done this, so it took some time to wrestle with the pulps. I didn’t use any additional papers to … Continue reading

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