Wednesday, 26 March 2014

tania's picks - week 12: NUMBERS

I think NUMBERS was quite a challenging week--it really make people think outside the square, and I have to say, I was truly impressed with the results! If you haven't seen them, make sure you check them out on the Facebook Group page.

In the meantime, here are the NUMBERS artworks that particularly resonated with me.

Aura Parker

Amy Gutteridge

Angie Karcher

Ashleigh Poynter

Bettina Dodson

Charms Le Den

Christina Booth

Debbie Holden

Hannah Grace

Holly, age 10

Jess Racklyeft

Charms Le Den

Kim Bergstrom

Maggie Dannatt

Margaret Dewar

Michele Adams Norman

Penny Fisher

Rebecca McRitchie

Renee Seaman Treml

Richelle Sanders

Rina Abuzar

Susan Hall

Suzy Houghton

Toni Griffiths

Tracey Lennon

Trish Davis

Vicki Noel Hilder

Vicky Pratt

Gemma Phillips

Greg Tsiatis

Monday, 24 March 2014

52-Week Challenge Logo Design

During our latest weekly theme--NUMBERS--Challenge member Penny Fisher came up with this extraordinary image that would make the most perfect 52-Week Illustration Challenge logo!

What do you think of it?

Friday, 21 March 2014

learn: Create a monoprint with Michelle Evans

The following are steps taken to begin the monoprints. I painted over the designs with acrylic at the end.

Cut an A4 paper frame to mask the mono print edges. Put aside for later.

Place a whole A4 sheet of paper under a plastic sheet.

Spoon out small amounts of water soluble printing ink, like Hydrosheen, on a flat surface like perspex or glass.

Use a soft roller to spread the ink until you achieve the colour you desire.

Roll your chosen colour onto the plastic.

Then roll different colours onto some leaves.

Position the leaves into the inked surface and place the cut paper frame over the
paper edges.

After inking all the leaves, position them on the background.

Drape a dry A4 piece of cartridge paper over the inked surface and leaves. Make sure your paper registers with your template.

Place the felt over the top and run through a tight press (tighter than you would have for a lino print). Only pass the print though the press once, to prevent movement.

Remove felt and carefully lift paper with clean hands (dirty ink fingers will ruin your print edge).

Remove leaves.

Clean surface with damp cloth before drying with a soft towel. Now your monoprint can be enhanced using acrylic paints. Have fun!

Other images made from this technique:

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

tania's picks - week 11: ARCHITECTURE

I had been SO looking forward to this week--the theme is a personal favourite of mine--and I wasn't disappointed with the stunning creations. Just check out some of my picks for week 11. Can you even believe how sensational these are?? And you can check out more more more on the Facebook Group page.

Heidi Cooper

Ian McLean

Jen Barton

Kate Bouman

Katrin Dreiling

Mary Flynn

Michelle Evans

Paul Heppell

Penny Fisher

Richelle Sanders

Rosalie Street

Sophie Pittaway

Vicki Noel Hilder

Vicky Pratt

Dee White

Alex, age 5

Debbie Kiem

Amanda Falvo

Annabel Kennedy

Anneliese, age 6

Cecilia Clark

Deb Shewan

Denyse Whelan

Michelle Evans

Grace, age 7

Jess Racklyeft

Luisa Gioffre Suzuki

Toni Griffiths

Tracey Lennon

Anne Spudvilas

Burcu Musselwhite

Claire Weigall Purcell

Grace Bryant

Jacqui Petersen

James, age 9

Sheree Kennington