The workshop is 12 days long spread out over the year as 2 days every other month and last week was session 1: Stamps, Stencils and Printing Blocks. It has been put on again as it was so popular.
On Thursday morning we stencilled with manufactured stencils using fabric paint on white cotton, patterned fabric and all sorts of different papers. We were encouraged to play rather than think. When the fabric paint was dry we flooded the paper and fabric with dye.
And here are some of the fabrics
It is a closeup of this fountain in Sydney, Australia. I love it because it reminds me of an Agapanthus.
On Friday morning Hilary showed us how to use our papers and fabrics in our sketchbooks and then we played at tearing and sticking! Then we looked at a variety of ways to make stamps and made our own, yet again based on our source material.
Each time we made something new I worked back into the pages in my sketchbook. On these pages there are torn papers and fabrics, stencilling with my own stencil (the black lines), drawing with Neocolor 1 crayons, stamping with two of the stamps I made plus the white rectangle which is one of Hilary's stamps stamped on Repair Tissure and stuck onto the page.