Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Some more rubbings done with Silhouette cut-outs. The words "List" were left on the sticky cutting mat and the rubbings were done with the paper turned round, 

More rubbings have been posted in the post from 11th December : Experimenting with Silhouette cut-out designs. However here, the words were made with a Silhouette font.

Cut out words

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Module 4-Chapter 2- Lettering

Sample 34 and 35: Varying size and colour with previously created papers

Sample 36 and 37:-  pleated  paper with edges rubbed with black paint
                               - weaving with patterned papers, varying size and colour

Sample 38: weaving with different papers on same patterned background

Computer generated lettering

For this exercise I used the Silhouette program which offers different features. Not only can you use different fonts but you can also "write". However, it's not so easy to control the writing. The different blocks can be duplicated, varied in size, rotated, reversed....

Sample 39: The block "Shopping List" was repeated and overlapped

Sample 40: Overlapped block of letters, different colours

Sample 41: Here, the block of letters got reversed and slightly overlapped, then this block got "fused" and duplicated and overlapped....

 Sample 42

Sample 43:An interesting feature of the Silhouette program is that you can multiply the design several times by rotating it. Here the design was done in red and blue and put on top of the other 

Sample 44: same feature , but the quality of the line  was altered

Sample 45: for this sample the block "shopping list" got reversed, "fused" and repeated four times

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Module 4-Chapter 2-Lettering

 27: for this sample the words were written diagonally then painted with black Quink ink, discharged with bleach in big bold strokes, on the left side more writing was done in red Quink ink. As the layer before wasn't completely, dry the red ink was bleeding partially.

The following lettering samples were done with the idea in mind to copy them and to use them in pattern making
samples 28 and 29

samples 30 and 31

sample 32 done on the inside of an envelope

sample 33: discharging on red Quink ink using block letters and hand writing

Module 4-Chapter 2-Lettering Designs

I got the idea to use the words "shopping list" when I was emptying my pockets and found a handwritten weekly shopping list. Now you have to know that filling the fridge and the cupboards once a week is not my favourite activity. It's not very rewarding to find the fridge empty after a few days. This activity of shopping (and I don't mean shopping clothes or crafting articles,which most of us women like) is so characteristic for a (working or not) housewife's life. My shopping lists are probably are the same.

I wanted to do something that "upgrades" this activity and make a statement, who knows where this module will lead me  ....
 1)a,b,c: writing done with olive green fluid acrylic ink by Schmincke on copy paper using a feather quill. The quality of the paper and the ink made the ink run

2:  indian ink "A la Pagode"by Sennelier, writing done with 1cm large piece of card board (a),  
     b and c: writing done with a small piece of card board cut to form spiky edges in handwriting and block letters

3: a) handwriting on cartridge paper using the edge of credit card (green acrylic ink) and Tombo Abt pen (brush tip) on top on cartridge paper (no bleeding)
b) The words "Shopping List" were written with a black Tombo Abt pen using the brush tip. The writing was done very closely and the words are barely readable 

4: a) writing done with Sennelier Terre de Sienne ink applied with a paint brush 
    b)acrylic ink applied with edge of credit card

5) very large block letter applied with a brush using black Sennerlier ink, the word shopping was one upside down in the second row

 6) a photocopy was done from no 5) and the letters were written on top using white acrylic ink from Schmincke

7) here I used red acrylic ink using the pipette as a writing device , the paper was then tilted to make the paint run

7) Parker Quink ink was used here on Cartridge paper with a paint brush and then bleached.  This ink discharges very well

8) spent black Procion dye on cartridge paper applied with bamboo pen in own handwriting

9) spent black Procion dye on cartridge paper applied with cotton dab in block letters

10) here the Procion dye was applied on to Watercolor paper with a bamboo pen. It's interesting to see that the colour of the discharged letters is different, probably because the water colour paper absorbs the liquid in a different way

11. Here the letters from sample 5) were copied to a background made from shopping bills. Further writing was added on top with a tippex pen. The writing grows bigger in every letter

 12. Letters applied with a "Bandzug" nib on handmade Khadi papier with Standardgraph China ink. The letters are written vertically

13. letters applied vertically in block letters on black cartridge paper using tippex pen. When tilted the words produce a very interesting abstract pattern. 
14. white tippex pen on black paper changing directions

15. Very dense handwriting with tippex pen on black paper

16, big letters drawn on "bill" "background" filled with gold pen

17. gold pen on black paper changing the size of the letters

18. writing in bold letters the diagonal using Siena Sennelier ink

19. wetted watercolour paper, writing with acrylic ink with bamboo pen

 20. These are a not very successful experiment: Puff paint was applied and letters scratched into it. The idea was to produce a surface for rubbing. As you can see in the samples that follow, the rubbings are not very clear

 21. Here big letters were cut out with my Silhouette.The rubbing was done with Derwent paint sticks

22 a and b: here the letters were put randomly on thesticky  cutting mat, The rubbing on the black and white sample was done  with a black "woody" stabilo, then wetted. The rubbing for the red sample was done with a white oil bar then painted with red Quink ink

Further rubbings based on letters cut out with the Silhouette can be seen on the previous blog post

23. writing done in circular movements, the backgrounds for 1, 2 and 3 are cut out from a magazine. The writing in 1 and 2 is very dense and the words barely recognizable. In sample 3 the letter "L" produces a very pleasing rythm, whereas the writing in 4) is done with a very fine "dip-in" pen.

24. the black squares are filled with the word "List" varying its size to fit into the square. In the red circles the letters are written with a silver pen, the letter "shaded" with a black pen 

25. flower shapes filled with letters: black letters surrounded by a gold pen, background filled with red Quink ink

26. "waves" filled with black and red lettering