After our notices today, we had a workshop about making marks on paper to use in little books, posters or scrapbooks and we were asked to try out some techniques that we had not used before.
Carole had laid out a table full of objects to use. She showed these to us and indicated what we could do with them.
Pieces of thick paper were taken and marks made with the following items:
sticks, credit cards which could be used to drag ink to use as trees, shapes, corks, bottle tops, sequin waste, the back of a battery, all sorts of household equipment, especially kitchen utensils, combs, glue spreaders, stampers, cut out embossed shapes, thistles, homemade cloths, wire wool wrapped round sticks and elastic bands round a piece of wood.
Carole then showed us how to make a sort of pen by folding small, cut out pieces of metal and wrapping them around a lolly stick. Different shapes could be made by changing the shape of the metal cuts.
After we had made lots of marks on the paper, Carole told us to make a small frame to pick out parts of the marks that looked interesting. These could be cut out and glued onto our pages for the books. She also explained to a small group about jelly printing.
After lunch Carole showed us how to fold the printed papers into all sorts of books. By dividing A4 paper into 8 equal parts and cutting in different places, several kinds of book could be made. We saw lots of examples to fire our imagination and resolved to continue the work at home. Thank you Carole, for inspiring us.
- Good chatting session 'serotonin being released,' learning how to be lose becoming a free spirit.
- Carole is so inspirational! Asemic writing - creative 'nonsense scrawling' which was great!
- Nice and messy experimenting with a wide variety of implements to create exciting marks on paper.
- Lots of variety on this table. Botanical painting of seed heads randomly scattered in soft natural colours.
- Seaside inspired painting for folding into a postcard size book.
- Bright crayon rubbings and random patters for a child's book. Japanese inspired mark making
Here are the finished results of this wonderful workshop day.