Monday 1 February 2016

Venice project

Regular readers may remember that at the end of 2015 I started a sketchbook project on Venice.  I wrote several blog posts including one about a zigzag book inspired by Michelle Ward plus how I used the sketchbook inspiration in the Cas Holmes weekend I went to.

Last Friday I went to Ineke Berlyn's studio where we can work on our own projects and she comes round and encourages each of us and makes suggestions about how to extend the work.

I started with the piece of fabric I had printed at her studio on a previous visit.  I can't believe that was last March.

I used stencils, thermofax screens and fabric paint to add more pattern to the fabric.  When I showed Ineke two of the pieces I made at the Cas Holmes workshop she suggested that I could make a book using these as pages.

I tore the fabric I had printed into page size pieces

And started laying pieces of paper and fabric on top

As I was printing the fabric I also printed into my sketchbook so now I have more pages to work into in the sketchbook as well as the fabric pages.

This spread shows folded pages

now opened up.

The image on the right is a scan of the original drawing and the page on the left is the print I took from the original watercolour.

More sketchbook pages on the go

It will be interesting to see what happens with these backgrounds.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is coming together really well. I have a playdate coming up on Tuesday. Probably will do art journaling, although I have some interest in scrap booking.

  2. This is wonderful Bernice. Sol nice to take your own work to a group and get feedback and ideas. I look forward to seeing how this develops.


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