Monday, 28 March 2011

Learning and laughing.

Tags or luggage labels, what do you call them?

An Inked up Paper Tray cloth.
This week in the bookmaking class we were making a star tag book, this is relatively easy and a fun book to make. After a basic run through of the techniques we started off by markmaking with coloured inks onto thin absorbent paper. The results were to be loose and easy as they would end up being cut up as part of the construction of the book.                                                                                                   

Experimental Markmaking.

Lovely lively marks.

We coloured up the parcel tags, who would have thought such cheap and simple things could look so interesting. Maybe we should do this for gift tags they are so much more personal than the bought ones!

And, with a bit more work and concentration success was ours-Ta Dah!

Star Tag Book.

For those of you who want to have a go at making this for yourself I will give the instructions in the next post  so keep checking out the blog.

What feelings do your brushmarks, scrapings, scratchings,
drawing, calligraphy, type and other marks lend to your idea?

Margot Voorhies Thompson. 

1 comment:

Paula said...

Thank you so much Avril! The workshops on Bookmaking were just right. I looked forward to every week and was not disappointed. Excellent teaching and fantastic company. I will be back - again - and again.