Here is a little something I’ve been experimenting with as a way of making use of an old (vintage 1970s), much loved and sadly threadbare tea towel.
I’ll post the finished painting tomorrow.
Meet Sandra Fleck a.k.a. bagirl, maker of bags (and other things). I wrote a post last year about designing Sandra’s logo, business cards and product tags and have finally persuaded her to start a WordPress blog. I only had about an hour and a half for the photo shoot ― and believe me, that’s not very long ― but we still managed to get some good shots. We must remember to put the tags on the bags next time!
Here’s a sneaky preview of what Sandra will be posting over the coming weeks. She has a real flair for thinking outside the box. To find out more and to read the stories behind the bags, visit my bagirl world.
Sandra’s logo and floral design — I must admit, I was having so much fun designing it that the project kind of got away on me. The brief was to design a product tag (and logo) that Sandra could attach to the bags she makes (and having designed the tag, it seemed a shame not to design a business card too). I gave Sandra a choice of bordeaux red or olive green… and green was the winner on the day.
Sandra requested a Jacobean-style pattern and this is what I came up with. It took quite a bit of experimentation with my watercolour paints to make the texture look embroidered. I’ve never used watercolour without pen and ink before (strange though that may sound) and I really enjoyed the challenge. We’re both very happy with the results.
Update: you can now visit Sandra’s blog at my bagirl world.
A few more pages from my experimental “I Dream Of…” book.
Book without boundaries, selected pages – mixed media, 2010.
The van and the hummingbird are prints made by drawing on perspex with watercolour crayon. The images were then transferred to damp paper. The patterned backgrounds used throughout the book are scanned fabrics (scarves, dresses, shirts) which have been laser printed and transferred to paper using acetone. The photo squares of yours truly are acetone prints with watercolour washes.
As I said in my previous post, it’s far from perfect but it is exactly what I set out to make.