Chapter 4

Leave a comment

Paper making continued

Some of the  paper I have made so far. The sheets of paper made with the  food coloured pulp were interesting. The colours blurred as they dried the stars are no longer distinguished  but it did concentrate the colour in one area.

4.4.12

DSCN0671

The colour ran to the edge of the paper leaving a nice vibrant coloured edge. The food colouring mainly coloured the water not the pulp.

4.4.13

DSCN0678

Some of the papers show other techniques.

4.4.14

DSCN0673

 

This ones was sprinkled with dried rose petals.

4.4.15

DSCN0674

 

These two had lace and scraps of fabric embedded in the edges. The paper recycled  for this paper was  a thick brown lining paper which had two layers with a black sealant bonding them. I was not sure about using it but it has worked fine.

4.4.16

DSCN0675

 

These two had stamps and a grid of string laid down in between layers of pulp. I was going to pull the string out when it was still damp, but it dried and now it would crumble if I did it.

4.4.17

DSCN0680

 

This piece had the foam letters pressed into it.

4.4.18

DSCN0679

 

The impression made on crochet lace.

4.4.19

DSCN0682

 

A circular piece of paper made in an embroidery hoop with holes made in it and left to dry in the hoop as it was very fragile when wet.

4.4.20

DSCN0676

 

There are lots more ideas I want to explore. Adding a little starch to the pulp mix to see if it makes the paper any easier to stitch. In a trial, stitching on the paper was not easy, even with a backing it still lifted pieces up when bringing the needle through. I also want to try and make some tissue papers letter using a different method.

4.4.21

DSCN0673

Chapter 4

Leave a comment

Paper Making

First I made a screen using an old frame, wire mesh and black tape.  It measured 20cm x 15cm.

4.4.1

DSCN0637

 

I made some paper pulp with waste paper from a shredder.

4.4.2

DSCN0650

The pulp looked grey but later dried much lighter.

4.4.3 DSCN0652

I spooned some pulp onto the screen, pressed the water out and left it on a cloth to dry.

4.4.4

DSCN0655

Paper drying in the sun, one is sprinkled with tea  and another on plastic grid.

4.4.5

DSCN0661

The plastic grid did not work, the paper stuck in the holes and would not release.

4.4.6

DSCN0663

I used other screens to make an imprint on the paper.

4.4.7

DSCN0665

I also made some foam letters to push into the wet paper.

4.4.8 DSCN0666

More papers drying. Showing letters and the crochet lace imprint top right.

4.4.9

DSCN0667

I added food colouring to some of the pulp and tried to make two colour paper with old cookie cutters.

4.4.10

DSCN0669

Different coloured papers drying clearly showing the stars made with the cutters.

4.4.11

 

DSCN0670

So concludes my first post on chapter 4 , I have learnt a lot and will move onto more ideas and results next time.

Chapter 3

Leave a comment

Grids

Grid -A framework of crisscrossed parallel lines to form squares or rectangles.

Looking at different grid like structures to be used later in this module

4.3.1  A4 Different fabric grids made by withdrawing threads , centre bottom crochet grid.

_DSC2176

4.3.2   Metal and plastic grids, waste canvas, nets, grid made from wooden skewers and punched Styrofoam.

_DSC2179

4.3.3  10cm x 10cm waste canvas withdrawn threads.

DSCN0625

4.3.4  After washing and stretching.

DSCN0626

4.3.5    10c x 18cm Crochet  insertion lace.

DSCN0627

4.3.6   After the lace had threads withdrawn to make a tangled mesh.

DSCN0628

4.3.7  8cm x 8cm Bad knitting.

DSCN0630

4.3.8   22cm x 22cm Paper grid woven and held in place with machine stitching.

DSCN0631

4.3.9  10cm x10cm Cut out craft vilene.

DSCN0633

4.3.10. 10cm x10cm Cut out craft Vilene

DSCN0635

4.3.11 Reverse photo of above.

DSCN0636

4.3.12   Grid made by stitching on a torn page with crochet edge.

DSCN0691

 

 

Chapter 2

Leave a comment

lettering designs

The word I have chosen is “parchment’, it evokes visions of scrolls and beautiful texts.  Some different way I have chosen to portray this.

4.2.1  A4 white paper black paint.

_DSC2140

4.2.2   A4 white paper black paint.

_DSC2142

4.2.3  A4 black paper white paint.

_DSC2137

4.2.4  A4 black paper white paint, chalk and torn paper.

_DSC2146

4.2.5  Rubbing taken from the torn paper above.

_DSC2143

4.2.6   A4 Making a board to take rubbings from.

_DSC2152

4.2.7 A4 Rubbing taken from board.

_DSC2135

4.2.8  A4 More rubbings from board.

_DSC2147

4.2.9 Brown paper and white wax candle, black paint.

_DSC2171

The next group is looking at blocks of text and doodling.

4.2.10  A4 Black paper , ‘parchment’ written  over lapping with pastel.

_DSC2132

4.2.11   A4 a doodle using a black marker pen.

_DSC2134

The next three examples take their inspiration from the word ‘parchment’.

4.2.12  A4 Black and gold markers ripped text.

_DSC2125

4.2.13   A4 Black printed blocks using a stamp, ripped text, black and gold markers.

_DSC2127

4.2.14  A4 Distressed paper with chalk, black and gold markers.

_DSC2130

4.2.15  Computer generated designs.

parchment 3

4.2.16

parchment 2

4.2.17

parchment

4.2.18

parchment4

4.2.19  This concludes my work for chapter 2 lettering designs.

_DSC2164

Chapter 1 continued

Leave a comment

Lettering research

Lettering :   Letters inscribed on something especially decorative or ornamental.

This could be a life times work. There must be more than a million different ways to write a single letter. They could be millimetre or metres, every colour of the rainbow 3D textured or flat. Through history they have changed through countries, cultures and locations altered. Written on everything possible from humble paper and even in the sky.

So this is a tiny glimpse and some ideas.

4.1.10  A2

_DSC2157

Small post cards exploring  rhymes and patterns.

4.1.11

_DSC2149 (2)

4.1.12

_DSC2149 (3)

4.1.13

_DSC2149 (4)

Some work looking at distortion of words.

4.1.14    A4

DSCN0608

4.1.15  A4

Woven words, 2  x  A4 sheets of printed text woven.

DSCN0622

4.1.16

More small cards of ideas.

DSCN0623 (2)

4.1.17

DSCN0624

 

Chapter 1 Continued

Leave a comment

Items of Stationery

Some quick sketches of stationery items that could be used as a final piece in this module

4.1.5

A4

_DSC2159

Looking back in history for other stationery items I came across the girdle book. This was in common use in the 15th and 16th centuries and not surprisingly you can buy them today  for use with a smart phone.

Designed to be hung from a girdle or belt the outer cover of the books were not decorated. Probably used as a protective jacket and carrying devise. The book hung upside down ready to be picked up and read.

4.1.6

A4 My girdle book sketches.

DSCN0612

 

4.1.7  photo’s from Google images

 

Image result for girdle books

4.1.8

Image result for girdle book being worn

4.1.9

A4 More stationery item sketches.

DSCN0611

MODULE 4 LOOSLEY LETTERING

Leave a comment

Chapter 1

Media Research

Collected media research of envelopes, tags, clips, stamps, letters.

4.1.1 (Module 4 Chapter 1 Photo 1 )

Size A3

_DSC2155 (2)

This corner of the above collection will form my colour scheme. Neutral beige and browns of the envelopes and tags, with the odd jewel like colours of the stamps.

4.1.2

_DSC2155

My collection of stamps to add colour and interest.

4.1.3

A4DSCN0590

 

A photo collage of items of stationery for inspiration of final design, including concertina file, box file, handmade textured paper album with stitching detail among others

4.1.4

DSCN0597 Collage

Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.