Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015: An Accidental Technique

Arthouse Coop Patchwork Page I   27 March 2015_edited-1With the deadline in 4 days to get this off to New York, I’m as usual, going to be working right up to the line. I must have a thing for dangerous edges. No wonder I fall off cliffs.  Here’s a couple of pages that I put together just for the purpose of printing off and cutting up for inclusion into my little mystery. They aren’t meant to be interesting in themselves, but well …

Arthouse Coop Patchword Page II 27 March 2015What I did was photocopy a sheet of sheer organza dyed with rust onto which I placed the various textures, all of which have meaning beyond their patterns. The rust-dyed organza acted as a coloured filter. I then scanned the photocopies and adjusted them to my taste in Photoshop. The glaring blue checkered square was a later addition, so didn’t go under the filter.

Next step is to print them onto TAP (Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist’s Paper) which I’ve been experimenting with. It’s fascinating. You print onto the sheet, then hot iron them onto your paper or fabric.

I didn’t mean to, but discovered a technique I’m going to be using again.

Anybody using TAP?


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2 Responses to Arthouse Coop Sketchbook Tour 2015: An Accidental Technique

  1. Bumba says:

    I like the colors. TAP is an acronym on the buses. The MTA encourage riders to get their TAP cards, which you tap on a sensor to pay your fare. Your TAP is much nicer.

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    • AnnIsikArts says:

      My TAP needs a hot iron. Not very convenient for bus travel. London has OYSTER cards. Nice name. Don’t know the origin. Last time I used it, I accidentally paid the fare for a young man in front of me! I was about to do it again for myself when he intervened, and paid my fare with his own card. Nice, that. He could have had a free ride on me.

      The rust-dyed organza has acted like an oil glaze or a good ol’ Cokin filter. Nice surprise for me. Thanks for commenting.


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