Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Concertina Sketchbook

Last week I spent a couple of days at Littleheath Barn doing a Concertina Sketchbook workshop taught by Karen Stamper.  I did a one day class with Karen last September, but between the fact that I was hosting and that I had only just got the use of my hand back, I thought I would try again with this 2 day workshop.  And I'm pleased I did because I achieved so much more and the pages look more like I wanted them to.

On day one we started by preparing some of the pages in the sketchbook.




Then we added coloured inks.  I used Black and Sepia.




Karen demonstrated various techniques and I built up layers as the day went on.





At this point I realised that the pages weren't working how I wanted them to, and I turned the book up the other way.






By the end of day one I had 12 pages that I was mostly happy with and in the last half hour I started on the next 12 or so pages.

I'll show you day two next time.

Thanks for joining me today.
Bernice

                                                                       

5 comments:

  1. I love your book pages Bernice. I’ve booked onto the Karen Stamper workshop next year on the strength of the pics Liske posted, the work is fabulous. I have a mountain of photos of Venice, Ljubljana and Vienna from a train trip we took in 2017, and I’ll soon have a mountain of India photos! So plenty of inspiration.

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  2. A fantastic record Bernice! Thank you for sharing, I am so glad you could do so much more this time :)

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  3. I was interested to learn you turned the pages up the other way, good to have this idea and to be open to it. Glad you found the 2 day course worth doing. I love Karen's style and look forward to working with her myself one day. And to seeing your next 12 pages!

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  4. I've now seen what you did to complete these pages. I am in absolute awe at your creative skill in producing such a masterpiece. Well done, Bernice.

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