Monday, May 21, 2012

Yabbers and workshop

I am teaching a basic papermaking workshop this coming Saturday at Bundoora Park in the stables at Coopers Settlement. If you would like to attend please either call me on 0424333136 or email

At our last two sessions of Yabbers we have worked on doing suicide prints, I collected some pieces of mdf from Reverse Art Truck in Ringwood and we used these for our plates after cutting them into four. For my design I used a floral design from Dover.

These two images were made with the suicide plate.

 I used the other three pieces to carve the same design for printing the three colours on a plate each. I need to remove more from the backgrounds and in all my registration leaves a lot to be desired. But there are some areas I really like. When I get some time I'm going to have another go after I remove some of the excess background and I'll use the final plate of the suicide series to finish off this one.
I spent this weekend at workshops, on Saturday I learned Carolingian Binding from Elke Ahokas through Victorian Bookbinders Guild, here you can see the class books.

On Sunday I did the first session of a drawing class, we did still life and at one stage in the afternoon the sun came streaming in the window and made wonderful shadows, they changed too quickly to draw but they were stunning, especially the empty wine bottle (no we didn't drink it before we started!)