Here are a few of my prints.
This one (below) is just put through with hardly any paint. The inpression is very deep and I am going to stroke pastels over it to add colour.
Pasta machines can be purchased from Amazon for about £15 but possibly better to buy a slightly more expensive one. Hard to send it back if it breaks when it is covered in paint. Top tip: be sure to wipe most of the paint off the plate.
In the pic below, I have collaged my prints together in a deep box frame and used it for a background. I'm building a line of stitched and cast shapes over the top. The 'fossil' shapes in the collagraph are actually lace motifs.
Here is a detail of the fish. I love the texture from this technique, which is in my next book so I am going to be mean and not tell you until after publication!
There is always someone to consult with on design matters in this house.
Haven't been able to reply to everyone but here are some thoughts on your comments.
Kerry - sorry but I'm not not teaching in the UK this year - Italy is my only venue - still a few places left on what looks like an exciting adventure. Details at http://www.masseriadellazingara.com/
Amanda - Italy requirements list coming up soon but I think that, between us, the organisers and I are bringing most things.
I bought my machine to use with polymer clay, too, Elaine and that was good.
Ooh Wabbit - rolling copper shim over a collagraph. Must try that.
Ferinn. Casj, and Linda - a mangle would be great and I'm looking for one. Might also get the woodworking son-in-law on the case - sure he could make one.
liniecat - can quite understand getting fed up with eating out. I am always so glad to get home and cook after a long trip abroad.
Teresa - I'm so glad the firstborn is safe but no plans for Oz this year - maybe next year -Lexa - who knows about Canada but no plans just now.
Erica - great news - keep going with the class.
Lee - give my love to Lynn, you'll havea great time
Now to the draw: Fiona selected the winners by pointing at a list during an early morning pop-in.
......and the winner of the quilt below is - just like the oscars, isn't it? France, who is in Quebec, I think?
Here are winners of the give-away packs. Let me have your snail-mail addresses folks. Maggie@workshopontheweb.com
Don't forget to pop a little bit in a charity box, folks. My donation will take the form of covering the cost of the postage!