Archives for the month of: January, 2014

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I’m hoping this is my final design for laser cut project. Have been having a lot of trouble uploading design to Ponoko site – so much so, they’ve been in touch and asked me if I’ve been having trouble – currently awaiting reply!!!!!

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I really like this textured effect -This could be recreated using fabric materials entwined together.

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I love some of these effects even if they’re not suitable for laser cutting.


Having a go in illustrator!

Sketch – Chrome!

I really like this effect – although I don’t think it will work for my laser cut!

So I have decided to use one of my Quink Ink drawings for my laser cut product. I have decided to make a pendent for a necklace. I’m unsure whether I will leave the edges at a right angle or round them off to make a full pomegranate shape. Mark thinks it will look better if the edges are rounded. – We will see.


Laser ideas – This was traced from an original ink drawing

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I am cutting the lino that is not marked, leaving the marked areas raised which is called Relief printing.

I have used a number of different markings throughout the drawing and will ensure I cut carefully according to the marks made. This is a long process but when done accurately looks incredibly effective.

Just out and about in town Saturday evening and took a photo of one of Banksy’s creations!

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My subject for the Print Workshop is ‘the selfie’.

“……..the ‘selfie’, a term coined by Jim Krause in 2005, has recently gained a faddish ubiquity. Since smartphones have been released with front-facing cameras, there has been a concurrent explosion of the ‘self taken’ photograph. The majority of this imagery posted online is fairly normative…….yet the question remains: what form of agency does this form of self-portrait produce?”

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We had to decide on a selfie snap and transfer this into a piece of lino. We spent time looking at compositions placing different size borders around the image to see what worked best. Once we were happy with our final composition we traced over the image to create a detailed black pen drawing onto the lino surface.

I have printed from lino before and I remember thinking at the time how much I enjoyed the whole process, from exploring ideas for prints to choosing different surfaces to print on. Printing is something I would definately like to pursue further and I am very much looking forward to completing Edlyn’s workshop and carry on the work independently in year 2.

I am currently at the lino cutting stage which I’m thoroughly enjoying!



Type set it using the type tools in illustrator so it becomes a single block then combine the paths into a single path for vinyl cutting