Saturday, September 17, 2016

Module 5 Chapter 9 Designing with Layers

Chapter 9 offers 3 design options and you are asked to select at least one. I decided to look at Section A and draw some ideas and then do Section  C-  Drawing with wire for laminated layers.

Section A is  Drawing onto thin plastic layers such as food wrap plastic or cling film. You draw patterns onto the plastic and then fold/ pleat crumple to make an interesting fractured design.
Below are the folded/ scrunched drawings

1 On Left, edge folded over vertically On Rt  Bottom corner folded over
2 (top drawing is repeated below) middle vine leaf patter edge folded, Below lines drawn on plastic, plastic scrunched and pattern drawn over the folds at a different angle . This pattern was used in  resolved sample 3 in Chapter 10. I made a second sheet of silk paper for resolved samples but preferred the original. The machine sewing on the silk paper shows the pattern below.
 Silk paper with machine stitching
3 Flax drawing (top L) folded, L lower pleated. Rt scrunched and 2nd pattern drawn on top.

4 Layering designs after drawing and folding

 5Top drawing folded. Below design stamped and darted

6 Drawings layered and laid on coloured background
 7 Drawings layered and placed on decorated papers.
 8 Design colours changed in paint programme
 9 This drawing is of 2 patterns and then folded. it was done with pens for glazed surfaces but I was not able to get it clearer on scanning. The pens were yellow and a light brown so not dark enough

Some of these new patterns were interesting and useful for backgrounds eg as used on the silk paper. I liked the effect of layering patterns eg the shell stamp and bold circles. This was a useful exercise for me.

Designing with layers Section C Drawing with wire for laminated layers

``First draw objects without moving the  pencil/ pen off the paper, then explore objects in different arrangements and detail
After selecting the objects they were translated into wire,  and rubbings made onto tissue papers and different fabrics. I used oil pastels for the rubbings as they gave fairly clear outlines on the fragile tissue papers and on the fabric,
Then collages were assembled and stuck onto a calico background, Machine stitching decorated and highlights parts of the collages.
Fabrics used for rubbings included scrim, cotton net, organza, a nylon lace and muslin,

Chapter 10 is ready to load but I must go and show an interest in the rugby. Until tomorrow enjoy your stitching.

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