Another experiment from Liz Nilsson's screenprinting workshop. I was trying to use in a different way the screen with circles I had prepared for this design, and somehow the mesh got blocked so I got these 'faulty' print with some not printed spots. It's one of those frequent cases when chance makes things better :-)
'Hierarchy' for Illustration Friday.Collage, digital.
This is another screenprint I made at Liz Nilsson's workshop in her Dublin studio. I started printing a monochromatic base (lime green), then added some spots of colour with a rubber stamp, dropped some dye with a brush, and finally I overprinted the whole area with dark green using newspaper strips as a mask. And this is what came out of my messy experiments. I had fun in the process but somehow I didn't like the result. The other people in the workshop were very enthusiastic though, but I couldn't stop being very critical.... [Lire la suite]
One of the most interesting activities I've been doing this year was the screenprinting course at Liz Nilsson's studio here in Dublin. The course consisted of six lessons and during this time the basics of screenprinting on textiles were explained, as well as some notions of pattern design. We did some very creative guided exercises, but most of the time we were free of experimenting our own ideas. There were 6 of us and it was a very rich experience in terms of exchange of ideas with other creative people. Check Elaine's post at... [Lire la suite]
This was inspired by the beautiful olive trees I always see in Sicily when go there on holidays. It was supposed to be a sketch for a dry point print, but I'm not happy with the results of the print, so I show you just the drawing. Maybe I'll come back to this in the future when I am a more expert printmaker.This is a nice example of a real olive tree. It's one of the trees owned by my boyfriend's grandparents. Every year they produce their own olive oil that kindly share with us. Last time we brought 10 litres to Dublin and... [Lire la suite]
Colour pencils on paper.An ornament from an ancient Greek theatre, for Illustration Friday.
I've been doing some experiments with silk papermaking at home. The basic materials are cocoon strippings (gummy silk), baking parchment, water and an iron. The process is pretty simple: Place a piece of parchment on your ironing board and spread the gummy silk thinkly on it. Spray with water (a plant spray bottle or similar will do) Place a second piece of parchment on top. Press with an iron until dry Allow to cool and remove the silk paper from between the baking parchment.Once I tried the basic paper I started adding... [Lire la suite]
This is another moodboard I made for a "client" - role played by my friend Elena- for my Interior Design course, describing her personality and taste. As a good Italian she loves sun, sea and food. She's very interested in buddhism and meditation, other cultures and social cooperation. Her house would be full of colour. And she's a great singer too!