Mark-making 10th November – Paper Manipulation/ Simple Items from Nature/ Lines, Grinds and GeometricsPosted: November 14, 2014
Monday’s lessons was all about the different ways of creating grounds, working with different papers and paper manipulation; looking at how different marks are created by the way in which paper is folded, torn or scrunched. I looked at painting grounds after having folded paper, as well as folding paper and then painting with different tools and colours (liner brushes, round brushes and a ruler) on different grounds and papers. I also experimented with using bleach, on painted surfaces and on different papers, using the simple items from nature that I had brought it, I started to use the bleach on some of the different leaves and printed these onto different paper, thinking back to last week and using the stencils.
The previous painterly mark-making lessons have helped to influence my thinking during Monday’s lessons and during the dye workshops on Tuesdays; thinking about the colours that harmonise, compliment and contrast as well as how I can manipulate not only the papers I’m using but the fabrics that I’m dying.