Today I dyed a lot of my materials, getting lots of lovely focal points and backgrounds all ready to go in collages tomorrow.
I ended up with this big, beautiful pile of papers:
I also finished printing in my altered board book:
And got the pages all dyed up:
I repurposed this old chocolate box sheet with some gesso, print and dye, to make a little zigzag tip in:
I made these 5 stamps, all double sided with both positive and negative images:
I spent my afternoon printing focal points on a wide range of fabrics and papers, with a lovely old gold colour paint, and then adding dye.
We then spent a nice evening in the pub, colouring in sketchbooks:
A tidy table to begin with…
Got less tidy, as we finished the wine:
Hilary, hard at work:
I took up a whole 3 seater sofa!
Even less tidy!
I mostly worked on an altered board book I had started earlier in the day:
All in all a great day! Now, sleep, because tomorrow I need to make backgrounds.
I’ve arrived safely at the Bramble Patch, and having a great time.
This is my home for the next couple of days:
Hilary has brought the shop, it’s a bit too big for the tables, so some of it is underneath:
She’s brought her rabbit ears too!
The Bramble Patch has a cafe, which does excellent, exceedingly large slices of cake:
I’ve made three stencils so far, a grass stem, a section from the bridge, and Cobb’s Engine House.