Liz had been dyeing some fabrics with avocado to create a basis for a Pink healing blanket.She had also been making her own inks using collected oak galls and black walnuts.
She also told us how the inside of a Tetrapak can be used to make effective drypoint plates.As long as the surface isn't scored and broken the method is the same as aluminium.The design is drawn ,inked ,wiped and printed.
The plate and the resulting
print.Voila! another use for waste.
Jenn had stitched more of her 'mark-making' samples and had tried out Karen Stamper's Concertina Sketchbook course.www.karenstampercollage.com
The process was very enjoyable ,using masking tape ,sticky labels, ink and collage to prepare the pages
Then the pages were worked into with Posca pens .Jenn had used photos of Italy as a reference for these first few .She is hoping the techniques might translate into fabric.