Friday, 18 January 2013

Chapter Two

Images 2.37, 2.36, 2.35
Images 2.34, 2.33, 2.32
Computer images using Fresh Paint on my new laptop.  I have always used a mouse in the past but now have a touchpad and found it quite difficult to draw shapes. Image 2.32 is a bit too green now it is uploaded.

Images 2.30 & 2.31
Computer images using Scribbletoo - great website and very pleased with the outcome of both images.  Image 2.30 is a bit too blue but I will get to grips with the colour palette eventually.
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Well you can see I had a new toy for Christmas!  I asked for a Gelli pad and two catalystic wedges.  It was snowing heavily this morning so I did not venture out to my yoga class, instead I just played and here is the result!  Never having used the pad before I was not sure whether to mix the colours on a palate before or mix them on the pad itself.  I tried both and it was much easier on the pad but I had to work quickly.  Once I got the hang of it you can see I went mad but some papers are better than others.  In addition to the two wedges I also used a small wooden spiral printing block

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Image 2.5 & 2.4

This second section was using corrugated paper and I must say I really love the different designs I have made.
 Image 2.3,  2.2, 2.1

Chapter two.  As you can see from all the images, I have really enjoyed this chapter.  It has taken me several weeks but it has been fun. 

The first task in this chapter was to colour some papers in two complementary colours.  I have chosen turquoise and orange red.  I used Brusho to colour tissue and cartridge paper.  I had to look at my collection of spirals and make paper copies of a selection.

Chapter One

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New module - what fun!  I did enjoy the black & white module but it is great to see some colours again!  I have been collecting images of spirals for some time.  Some were taken over a year ago when we were in India, some last autumn when we were in Provence, some over Christmas and some more recently around the house.  It is amazing how many things you can find and even today I opened my cutlery drawer in the kitchen and found a set of coffee spoons with spiral handles that I had completely forgotten about! 
I had hoped the Blogspot image upload problem would have been solved by now.  I looked a couple of days ago and it looked OK but today the browse box has disappeared again so I am using Windows Live Writer.  I did not get on too well with it last time I tried it but I must persevere!  One of my images is out of alignment and I can't solve it.  I must have inserted an alignment tag but when I looked at the HTML I looked away quick and decided to leave it!!