Saturday, 23 November 2013


The subject I have really struggled with this semester is Printmaking - I couldn't wrap my head around it at all and resorted to joining a print class in Castlemaine.  I tried youtube videos which helped a bit and by the last assignment I have made a slight improvement and I enjoyed the tasks.  We had to do an urban design on cardboard and cut it out.

Not a brilliant photo, but you can get the idea. Next we had to print it.

The cardboard inked.

This is one of the ones I didn't submit.  Next we had to do a textured print which for me required 2   plates.

This is covered with wire, the idea being to give a grid like  background.

The objects stuck on the plate were tiles, garlic top, squashed sardine tin and rope.

The end result is not brilliant but I enjoyed it.  The print teacher in Castlemaine was taught by Tim Jones who is a very highly regarded print maker and sculptor near here.  We went to his studio during the DMROS Open Studio weekend.His work is beautiful. DMROP stands for Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Open Studio group and there are some amazing artists involved. I have finally finished year 4 of course I am doing and I am looking forward to getting back to my tapestry as I have done nothing since finishing the large tapestry.


Mary said...

Glennis, the one on cardboard is really great. I love the texture from the inside of the cardboard. I almost feel inspired to go and get out my printmaking stuff. Almost.

Glennis said...

Thank you Mary.
Don't do anything rash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle said...

Aaaah, I'm actually looking forward to doing that subject next year!! I agree, the cardboard print looks awesome!

Glennis said...

I don't think you will have any problem with printmaking Michelle looking at the things you do. You don't have a tired old brain like mine.