Wednesday, January 6, 2010
A page for Lisa by Caroline
So here is the last page of Lisa's book! Can't believe how fast we've been getting through this super project! I thought that Lisa would like a nature inspired picture and decided on a wild flower/plants theme. Browsing through my books for inspiration I came across one on paper cutting and whilst I haven't the patience for that craft I thought the ideas in it might translate with a bit of adaption to a lino cut, so created a 'simple' design and set to with my gouges. Some hours later this print emerged - it was quite a task - not so simple with lots of curves and zigzags and I am guilty of obliterating a cute snail with a careless slip of the gouge -aargh!! So disappointing as when printed up there was an obvious gap where he was meant to be. However, after fiddling about with various decoupaged bits and pieces, I finally opted for an origami butterfly to take his place! The design was printed with sepia coloured ink onto delicate, lacy/spiderweb-like paper which when applied over the Japanese papers allows the colours to show through . Hope you like the print Lisa!