An accordion sketchbook, extended lines and stamped textures
When I received a sketchbook started by Gill in January, I was pleased to see it was one of those accordion type ones. I like the idea that it can be stretched out and manipulated, with blurred boundaries as to where one page stops and another starts.
It also reminds me of the heads, bodies, legs (or picture consequences) game :)
Below are some details of the pages I did in response to Gill’s work.
Gill’s experiments with water colour and pencil ended (on the left hand side) with some pencil marks extending over the fold of the page, so I decided to continue them using water soluble crayons.
They also happened to be in primary colours that I’ve been using in other work recently.
I liked the hatch marks of the yellow crayon, so made some more marks of that type using the edge of a rubber and some stamping ink….
I also used white acrylic ink to make negative hatching that I over-painted with watercolour and acrylic ink.
I then carved the rubber block to create a stamp, making a series of lines…
That’s all I’m going to post for now, as I want Gill to still get a bit of a surprise when she receives them!