Thursday, 29 March 2012

Pick Me Up Exhibition Part 1

On Saturday I visited Pick Me Up, a Contemporary Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House in London. The exhibition runs until this sunday and is well worth a look if you're nearby!
The art fair featured mostly screen printed work, collage and illustration. It was a great place to get ideas and also buy some yummy prints for my house.
Here are some of my favourites from the day.

Jon McNaught has done some lovely nature inspired prints, and was featured in the Pick me up selects section.

Yoko Michishita was also featured in the Pick me up selects section of the show, She works mainly in pencil on these delicate drawings.
The next artists that caught my eye were Zim & Zou, a french duo who create beautiful creatures and three-dimensional artwork.

I was really looking forward to seeing some of my favourite artists, Peskimo. Here's one of their latest prints that they have on sale at the show, called Catnaps.

This is the Puck Studio section, who are a creative print studio from East London, they had a very creative stall area, which I managed to ruin by releasing one of the helium balloons by mistake! oops.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Owl collaged screen print - V&A museum paper

I've used my much loved Caslon Owl (see older post) design for some screen prints, some are screen printed with three colours. My favourite however are my collaged versions, where I made the body background design from various different paper stocks, and then I screen printed the Caslon bit (the letters which make up the body) in black paint on the top.

I'm really pleased with the results, I did four different versions with different papers so watch this space, more to come!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Type drawer wall art

I finally got round to refurbishing the type drawer that I bought a few weeks back (see Flea market finds post) and I think it's turned out rather well.

First I cleaned it with sugar soap to remove any grease and yucky stuff (there must have been lots because I almost suffocated from the fumes - I think it might have been the varnish!) after it was dry I had to give it quite a few coats of primer.
Following this I painted it with white eggshell paint, and cut out sections of coloured paper for each section, sticking them down with wallpaper paste. Next I drilled some holes and attached some brass hooks, and then it was finished :) a nice little project. Just need to find a few little objects o put in the sections!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Repeating Robins screen print

I've been working really hard at my screen printing class over the last few weeks, so I've got plenty of things to share with you!

The latest addition to my Folksy Shop; welaughindoors is my Repeating Robins screen print, featuring lots of little Robin silhouettes, in vibrant lime green, pink and forest green. Bring a little bit of the outdoors indoors with my new print!

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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Three colour Bicycle Screen Print

Available now in my Folksy shop for £15 is my latest creation, a three-colour screen print featuring 3 victorian bicycle images overlaid to create an interesting montage! I have used process colours, cyan, magenta and yellow for an eye catching overlaid effect, I hope you like!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Following from the success of my Gold bicycle screenprint, I've also printed a lovely rich blue version! Available now at £13.00 in my Folksy shop. Limited edition of 8 so don't miss out!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

I have done a second colourway of my popular "Best of British" Screen print, This time each image is in either pinky red metallic paint or blue. Which do you like best? It's now available on my Folksy shop