Friday, 20 July 2012

Module VI Chapter four

 Fabrics and threads-colouring and bonding
These are my yarns, cotton, wool, silk. The cotton yarn I dyed with Procion MX even the silk and woollen yarns are also hand dyed and I have bought them from Anne Lange.

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                        these are my procion dyed fabrics: cotton satin,cotton damask,and muslin

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I could only paint the fusible web with oil paint sticks,if I heated them over the iron and the wax paper, otherwise the sticky surface of fusible web tore . That was a disgusting greasy matter

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 My coloured vliesofix.I made the marks with oil paint sticks. Some were painted ,some were a frottage over linocut stamps. The painted transfer adhesive was bonded on dyed fabric. This picture looks so pure and clean, almost sterile, quite in contrast to my with paint and wax spattered workplace and my green and blue dyed fingers

                                        Cotton gauze with Procion MX and silk paints painted

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Poly cotton undercoated with transfer paint. Then I put the baking paper with the oil paint stick on it and thought an onion network can use as a resist. But this is melted by the heat of the iron along with the wax colour and has been together with the polycotton firmly soldered. I think the effect is quite funny

                         With procion dyed nonwoven nappy above the dyed cotton satin

                           Threads bonded with dyed adhesive between bourette silk and polyesther

Several layers of dyed silk chiffon bonded on dyed very thin pongé silk. The layers were treated with coarse salt . I am amazed at the results and find it a shame that the piece is not long enough for a scarf

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Module VI Chapter 3

Finally, after many hours working with paper and crayons for the first two chapters of this module, I now can enjoy working with my sewing machine and paint patterns with yarn: whip stitch, cable stitch, straight stitch and zigzag. The photos of water and sky marks served as a source of inspiration for design.The left part shows zick zack cable stitch and for the right part I used a spezial foot ,in which I could thread a additional wool yarn

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                                      Straight whip stitch partially with thin rayon machine stitch yarn

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Straight cable stitch. My sewing machine is a very sensible lady and she doesn‘t like to thick yarn in the bobbin as you can see it on the right part of the second row

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                                                Zick zack stitch with gradient cotton yarn

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                                                                          Straight stitch

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Module VI chapter two

Chapter two
Designing with shapes and Layers
My task in this chapter is to select simple shapes in my photographs from  sky and sea and to cut the shapes from my painted papers and to create different layout with them.

1.Several layers of acryl colours and crayons above 2. A little colour in acrylic monoprint technique then a frottage over linocut stamp with wax pencils and for termination a wash with diluted procionMX 3: the same technique as before but with different colours 4:a combination of several layers of crayon and diluted brusho and the last layer is a frottage over a rubbing plate5:Marks with oil paint sticks,sprayed acryl ink in several layers,6: melted plastic foil so that it became a relief and then coloured with wax pencils and ink. 7: marks with oil paint sticks and above a wash with diluted brusho when dry then iron under parchment paper. This process I repeated several times.8: sprayed ink, 9: water colour to imitate clouds.10: water colours; that are the colours of a “sunrise morning” on Iceland in summer

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My selected pictures from Iceland, the shapes and the layouts

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                                                           Another combinations

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The kids of our neighbour helped me to cut the shape combinations in stripes, glued them on a background. We had much fun during this rainy afternoon
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                             Some results with two different shapes and their combinations

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                                                        These combinations look like bars

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Module VI chapter one

Chapter one
On the following pages you can see some of my water and sky photos for the mark making exercises. I think I choose the theme „Iceland“for this module. I am fascinated about the geology of this island and, after several visits and walks there I was able to watch the negative impact of climate change with the increasing warming of the sea on the population of Iceland's national bird - the Puffin


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1: several layers of waxcrayons;2.pastellcrayon3:brush marks with procion MX 4:brusho + pastell crayons;5:color pencils 6: marks with neocolorI and thick pastell crayons; 8:pastell crayons+pencil; 10: fountain pen+wax crayons and brusho wash;11: fountain pen12: felt pen+wax crayons


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1.row: Neocolor II on top and Neocolor I on botton 2.row: reverse as above both work well 3.row: graphitint on to top Oil crayon on botton - a bad result 4.row: neocolor I on top, neocolorI on botton -a very good result 5.row: chalc pastell on top, neocolorI on botton – no satisfied result

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Frottage with different marks over a lino cut stamp made with neocolorI and pencils

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Rubbings over string shapes and linocut stamps , sometimes moving the reliefs under the paper

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Plain wax candle and Neocolor I at the botton and a wash from brusho. In my opinion Brusho was too much concentrated, and therefore has glossed over the traces of wax.
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The result with aquarel color is much better
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Oil paint sticks and then diluted brusho
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Marks with a wax candle and a wash of aquarell color
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the smell of chlorine bleach makes me very sick. So I used, a 1% potassium permanganate solution, and lemon juice for the discharge technique


Transparent surfaces
From left to right: 1.Coloured with spatula and acryl colour 2. the same as before but on a sandwich of two heated foil 3. Cellophan wrapped around a rubber stamp made ​​of linoleum, and heated and then painted the still warm film with oil paint stick and at least with watercolour.4.Crumpled and lightly heated plastic foil sponged with brusho and then rubbed with a silver oil paint stick.5. Heavy acryl medium smoothed over a slippery transparent surface and finally coloured with NeocolorI. 6. Heavy acryl medium dragged with a credit card over a ready bought stencil. Monoprint with bubble wrap

Monday, 2 July 2012

Beyond the layer “ Frames it”

The next task requires a framework for a photo to make using a variety of steps. According to the motto: Several roads lead to Rome
Die nächste Aufgabe erfordert einen Rahmen für ein  Foto zu gestalten unter Verwendung verschiedener Arbeitsschritte. Nach dem Motto: Mehrere Wege führen nach Rom
  font: before the rain; texture:kk_123jpg; frame: by a second layer,coloured with a reduced opacity

Blume aus meinem Garten

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Beyond the Layer chapter three

Es sollte eine Bilddokumentation über alltägliche  Aktivitäten erstellt werden unter Verwendung eines Storyboard templates, was eigenständig erstellt werden sollte.
It should worked a time capsule about every day activities with a self made storyboard template


und noch eins


Beyond layer chapter two

Es sollten Bilder mit einer verträumten und verschwommenen Wirkung bearbeitet werden.
It should be edited images with  dreamy,blurry look.


Ein Blick aus dem Fenster im Wintergarten an einem Herbstmorgen
A glance out of the window in the winter garden on an autumn morning

Die Mauerreste einer früheren Textilfabrik im Parc Wesserling
The ruins of a former textile factory in the Parc Wesserling

beyond layer chapter one

Ich weiß , ich weiß, daß ich Gefahr laufe ,mich zu verzetteln; noch ein Workshop!! aber es reizte mich doch zu sehr, mehr über die Möglichkeiten von Photoshop zu erfahren. Die Verwendung von Texturen zur Bildgestaltung  ist Neuland für mich und absolut faszinierend. Für diese Aufgabe habe ich mir eine eigene Textur aus meiner Worten, die einige meiner Persönlichkeitsmerkmale beschreiben, erstellt.

I know, I know that I was in danger of getting  me bogged , even a workshop! But it excited me too much, to learn more about the possibilities of Photoshop. The use of textures in the photo editing is new to me and absolutely fascinating. For this task I have created a custom texture from my words that describe some of my personality traits
                                          und dieses für die Verfremdung  meines Porträt  verwendet

                                                and this is used for the alienation of my portraits


für die nächste Aufgabe  sollte ich das Textwerkzeug und eine Textur für die Bildgestaltung verwenden. Dieses ist die erste Blüte des Apfelbaumes, den ich im vergangenen Jahr gepflazt hatte.
For the next task I had to work with a texture and the text tool to design a picture. This is the first bloom of the apple tree that I planted last year.