We started off the week printing off our collographs on both prepared papers:

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 And textile surfaces:

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We then explored a number of other surface decoration techniques including:

  • Applying wax directly to the surface
  • Using wax as a dye resist
  • Monoprinting
  • Antique pleati
  • Using bondaweb to recreate a design
  • Flocking using bondaweb – white on white looked super sophisticated
  • Gathering & ruffles

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While Wednesday got us started on the design for fashion and fashion illustration. I found this really alien and difficult until I found a template and model styling that I felt inspired by. Really looking for something a little bit quirky and fun – the Orla Kiely lookbook is proving an excellent source of inspiration:

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