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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.


Moyo Directory and Diverse Manners

I’m looking forward to next Monday – Module 2 of the pattern course, The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, is starting!  I really enjoyed Module 1 and it got me designing again, drawing little sketches and playing with Photoshop (and cursing Illustrator!) and because I knew that the next module was coming it kept up the momentum over the summer. I could easily have been diverted and distracted by the presence of all three of my sons (or just been idle and got up at noon every day!).  This next module is about branding – Creating your professional identity.  So no doubt you will see lots of tweaks and changes here!  You’ll notice, unless you are reading this from a blog reader, that I have changed the WordPress theme of the blog – please let me know if anything isn’t working for you.  I’ve also installed a plugin to give you the choice of reading the blog in a more pared-down, mobile-friendly format on smartphones or tablets – it is supposed to be quicker to load (and, more importantly, uses less data if you’re on a mobile contract) but there is a button at the bottom to switch to the traditional browser layout if you don’t like it.

If you would like to see some of the patterns I’ve been creating, I have a profile page on the new Moyo Directory: here is a quick screenshot of part of it:

Liz Plummer – Moyo Directory - Google Chrome 15082013 211521

I would love it if you could click the ‘like’ button on the page when you visit!

Also at the end of October some of my textile work is going to be in an exhibition in Cwmbran (near where I live) as part of the Diverse Manners Arts Group annual exhibition – if you would like to be notified when it is happening, click on the link and ‘like’ our Facebook page which I helped set up earlier this year.  The theme is Chiaroscuro which is an Italian art term for light and dark and I am exhibiting Birth of a City and also four smaller screenprints which I printed a while ago using a paper stencil (once I’ve stitched and mounted them!).



The exhibition is being held in a church and there is a nice tree-lined graveyard next to it with lots of space for bunting so in a mad moment last week I decided to make some and stencil the words ‘ART EXHIBITION’ on them.  Here they are drying on the clothes horse:

screen printed letters on bunting

Of course I couldn’t let all that spare paint go to waste, so I printed it randomly on this piece of dyed fabric!

printed fabric

And here is the rest of the bunting all piled up ready to be stitched together – so far I think I’ve got enough to wrap round the house several times and I’ve run out of bias binding so need to cut some more!


And finally, I couldn’t resist putting in this photo of a gorgeous lily growing in our garden – aren’t the colours yummy?

pink lily

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