Sunday, 31 October 2010

Charlotte Slade 25/10/10
This week was the independent learning week, so I was trying, mange my time in print making other projects, but managed to do seven screen prints with the buildings (photographs and line drawing buildings too.) and two linocuts. In my screen prints I learnt that the image was a bit grainy, so next time when I’m using bitmap on them I will have to make them less grainy and more clear, this happened  more in the sky than on the building itself. But with the lino-cuts I started to use different backgrounds, by printing with lace then using a lighter colour with the lino-cut to show both layers. I spent all of Monday in the print making studio. The printmaking, was different, as back in college we didn’t have the tables, as we do hear so, learning how the tables worked and the care of them, and the different pressure and the amount of ink can cause different looks for each print. With the lace printed on the lino cuts, I’ve started to look into Sara Fanelli’s work in “Sometime I think ,sometimes I am” with the use prints and collage, From this I should work and harder, by creating different backgrounds and textures  to work on and to use in collage. As from this and looking at No brow website, I like the idea of the print being in a book form.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

I think that the time setting is wrong on here,hav'nt figured it out,how to change it yet.
Charlotte Slade 18/10/10
I think that from this week I only did two linocut prints as of starting screen-printing (preparing the screen), which I was waiting for the screen to dry. I spent Monday in the print making studio during teaching time. We had a demonstration on preparing the screen, which to add positives after the light liquid was dried on to the screen, most of the day was spent on the computer, sorting out my drawings from my sketch book which would be turned in to positives for my screen (from which we were showed how to turn our images into bitmap, so it work on our screens and the colour would work too. When the positives were placed on the screen and exposed to the light (having to use health and safety rule with the light.) the positives seemed to work, by was the access liquid light away, you could see the images clearly. From this it has given me ideas, for the silk screen printing, to print on different backgrounds, collage based and different textured paper, or photographs. I’m disappointed at myself for sitting at a computer most of the day, and not working faster to get the screen done, but I think that I’ll have to push myself to work more. But the screen is set up to start printing on now, so hopefully it will be more productive.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Charlotte Slade    17/10/10

This week in printmaking, I started to use linocuts which I’ve never used before. I found that it was hard to cut into and my main worry was the linocut not being neat and having straight lines to make the print look better. I only made two prints, which I not is not enough,but after the making those prints and learning how to use the print press and a quick demo on screen printing, I started to cut out another linocut of a drawing from my sketchbook(two Meer Kats standing on top the building, Which I’ve started to look at the environment around us and the animals, to see if we are trapped or protected .So from these Meer Kats, they are standing on a building, which I cut out a few windows, so that’s the reason why I made only a few prints.) But from the linocuts, I’ve learnt by cutting back parts of the lino and using different inks can lead to effective prints.
From the Printing Resource sheet, I found a few artists that I found interesting and, wanting to the research further onto. My first Artist that I came across was Charles Fazzino; he creates silkscreen prints, and then creates them into 3D prints, by layering the prints to empathize certain parts of the print. I thought that his work is too bright and garish; I was more interested in the method he uses to create his work, as I’ve been thinking about how to make my work more 3D than 2D.My other Resource was from the Nobrow website, on the Nobrow press, an artist called “Nick White” were he has created a book called “People I’ve never met and conversations I’ve never had.”I love how he used mixed media, ephemera from vintage magazines and having this experimental composition on each page, and the different types of conversation ,which gave me the idea to use, parts of conversations from the zoo(from different people around the zoo) to make my own book idea about the strange comments from different people at the zoo.
The questions about the project/programme was if we could make it 3D as well 2D- we read the brief which it says that we should make the” outcome;creative,imaginative,discoverd though  your own experimentation....” and the outcome does not have to a print either. Which this  solved our question.

Monday, 4 October 2010


Hello! I'm Charlotte slade,and which I'm starting a blog while at uni (and most likely afterwards to.).Mostly it will be about art and other funny things,but it will be a little while before I start blogging,but not to long! speak soon xox