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Train ticket art progress

Here are a few of my most recent #trainticketart pieces.

train ticket art with Red flower with starry centre

Red flower with starry centre

 

In this photo there are several tickets which I placed on my gelli plate to keep them from moving.  I then used a hand made bunting stamp on them.  I will add details to each one to finish it off.

home made bunting stamp across several train tickets

Lots of tickets all lined up having background stamps added.

 

Background gelli print with red flower stamp on top.

Background gelli print with red flower stamp on top.

 

Yellow bird painted on to altered train ticket

Yellow bird

 

inspiration for this is a medieval tile with picture of  deer

I drew this from rough sketch of a medieval tile in the British Museum (it’s supposed to be a deer!)

 

purple and red watercolors painted in shape of leaves

Colourful watercolour doodling!

 

watercolour painting of wisteria branch on train ticket

This is a painting of a branch of wisteria

 

black and white lace design

Another lacey design using texture from gelli print as background

 

red, green and black printed on train ticket

The same red flower stamp as above (these things can be very versatile!) , plus part of a thermofax screen map partly covered by green paint

 

In addition to my trainticketart, I have been busy uploading some of my patterns and designs to Redbubble , which is a print on demand service where you can buy custom designs printed on to all sorts of media such as canvas, photographic prints as well as cushions, leggings, ipod cases and even duvet covers!  I am planning to add more over the coming weeks so if one of my designs catches your eye, why not treat yourself?  If you have seen one of my patterns online that isn’t in my shop yet, drop me a line and I’ll do my best to put it there.  This could even include the trainticketart if I scan it in at a high enough resolution.

Some new gocco printed Moleskine journals

It occurred to me that I haven’t put any pictures of my Etsy shop listings on the blog for ages, so here we go!

gocco printed Moleskine journals 

This medieval city journal has been selling well recently.  It is based on a Dover publication of some medieval woodcuts.  I printed it, embossed it with gold embossing powder and then painted it with watercolour paints to bring it to life.  They are all different.

medieval city journal

Here is another variation:

medieval city journal

Here is one that has just been printed with brown ink.  I have them in unlined or lined notebooks.

medieval city journal

This is a new one too.  It has been printed twice.  First with the yellow spiral design, then with a new design of a street in France.

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Here is another variation on the French street, again embossed and painted with watercolours.  It is a lot more abstract than the medieval city.  I do like the way that printing with the Gocco is so adaptable!

French street

Here is another new design.  It shows a boat in the harbour in Bristol with houses behind.  It has been printed on a beige moleskine cahier and then I’ve added a blue watercolour wash over the top.

Bristol boat

And lastly here is Honfleur Harbour in Normandy this time with a blue watercolour wash over it.

Honfleur harbour

Altering Moleskine journals

Last year I traced part of a medieval woodcut print of a cityscape using one of the Dover books, and made it into a Gocco screen.  I’m not sure that the screen I made was very successful because I didn’t shade it enough to give it dimension and the resultant prints just weren’t very clear.   I printed several Moleskine journals with it and put them in my Etsy shop.  Here is one so you can see what I mean:

medieval city moleskine

Actually this one is even more unclear because I used white ink and gold embossing powder!   But I did do some with white ink on black which wasn’t much better.

Anyway, they’re not like that anymore!  This afternoon I got the watercolour paints out and highlighted a few of the features, I hope more successfully:

medieval city

Here’s a close up of that last picture:

medieval city painted 

I also tried a different sort of highlighting on the black one:

black and white medieval city

I did this one with a silver pen.

medieval city moleskine journal with angel stamp 

I stamped this one with my angel stamp as I think she looks pretty medieval too!   

These are all for sale in my shop on Etsy, by the way.  What do you think? Does my colouring improve them or spoil them?

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