Module 1, Chapter 10: Zigzag book, Pages 6 and 7

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ZIGZAG BOOK, PAGE 6, TILES


Zigzag Book, Page 6: Tiles..
Techniques: Colour Mixing (Chapter 1.4); Simple Printing (Chapter 7); Mark Maing (Chapter 1);Patterns Repeats.
Materials: Brushes; Watercolours; Glue; Craft Knife, Cutting Mat and Thick Rule: Blue Gelato; Card; Stick-On Foam Shapes; old Biro.
Inspiration: Tiles, especially William de Morgan.


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Note:This was another page which took on a life of its own… I don’t seem to have mentioned on any of the notebook pages that I cut into the foam shapes with an old biro to make textures. 

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ZIGZAG BOOK, PAGE 7, BUTTERFLY


Note: And another one which grew as I did it…

Zigzag Book, Page 7: Butterfly..
Techniques: Colour Mixing  (Chapter 1.4); Mark Making (Chapter 1), Painting; Cutting and Layering (Chapter 5).
Materials: Brushes; Watercolours; Glue; Coloured Pencils; Wire; Sequins; Scissors
Inspiration: Ceramic tiles, especially William de Morgan.

Butterfly scanned in flat – colour reproduction is better here, because I used a tube of turquoise, and added white and black to make it lighter and darker.

Photograph showing painted underside of a wing, and the wing on the background, which was created using coloured pencils.

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About chrisharding53

I'm a former journalist and sub-editor who loves needlework, reading and writing, and is still searching for the Meaning of Life, the Universe and Everything. Until I find the answer I'm volunteering at an Oxfam Book Shop and learning about Creative Sketchbooks!

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