Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Mark Hearld Part 3 and Finish

And what a great way to get back into the swing of things! A bit of pattern making and some gentle card making.

On reflection, it would probably have been better if I had used black for the pigeons. Lovely as the inky blue is, with such a busy background the birds were a bit lost.

So I shaded around them with a glaze of paint and Matt medium. It's very
subtle. Then I made them pop out of the background a bit more by using black ink. 

           

Next a few provisions.

I wanted banners or tags and I could have made my own, but honestly you can pick them up cheaply so a little selection was acquired. 


I also intended to cheat by getting a ready made stamp that said 'Thank you', but I couldn't find one, so instead bought these mini, min letter stamps (too mini really as it turns out as they are so very fiddly.  I would have been better with an old fashioned John Bull Printing press thingy!)


Any way, I chose tags from the selection pack, stamped on the letters (not the best stamping I have ever done!) and then used an ink pad just to dab on a bit of extra colour.



Tags adhered with matt medium again.


Very faint black lines around the edge to make them stand out a bit more (faint, but trust me it is there).







Then I just drew on little strings to attach the tags to the pigeons.





Pigeon post after Mark Hearld finished.

I am rather please with them.  I think one addition would be to add a border (perhaps a contracting printed one) but we'll see.

Anyway, that little mini project got the old grey matter going again, post Christmas.

What have you done to get back into the swing?

8 comments:

  1. These are great Hilary! I've got my muse moving a little by making a mug carry bag and a cover for my sketchbook. Have to get them onto my blog.

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  2. These are such fun, Hilary! I have just ordered his book after looking at your work inspired by Hearld! Great stuff! Tks for posting!

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  3. I'm not getting commission - honestly. But I think you'll love the book. Every time I dip into it I find something new. He is a genius, but in a very gentle and unassuming way. He's not an 'in your face' genius like some artists.

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  4. Your cards and the attached tags are just great, and I also think the pigeons work really well in the blue, especially against the orange patterned background.

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    1. Ha ha Cath. Praise indeed for you're. Bit of a bird expert.

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  5. Love them; the 'blue birds' are just great as it is the complimentary colour for the orange background!

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    1. Thanks Gillian. I am pleased with them too actually. I need to make the print blocks bigger now so cards will be easier to make.

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