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Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Printed Fabric
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As part of my current series of workshops for Colour Your Life, I taught a session on printing onto fabric, using the lino prints that my students had made in previous weeks. The piece above and the ones below are … Read More

How to sharpen a lino blade tutorial
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Just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel on how to sharpen a lino cutting blade: Hope you’ll find it useful!

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – holiday memories
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A flashback to memories of a holiday in beautiful Galicia 18 months or so ago… needing some warmth and a bit of relaxation right now! Download this week’s colour inspiration swatch over at Adobe Color CC for use in your … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Old Hollinside
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On Sunday my lovely boyfriend and I took a stroll along the Derwent Walk and reached Old Hollinside as dusk was approaching. It’s an extremely atmospheric spot; stand in the middle of the ruins and imagine all the life that … Read More

Paper bead jewellery with Colour Your Life
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We’ve been having fun making jewellery from hand made paper beads during my Colour Your Life classes recently! This is a really cheap and creative way of making beads for jewellery and produces some absolutely fabulous results, as you can … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Paisley of ’71
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Over the last few weeks I’ve been creating this ‘Paisley of ’71’ illustration – originally in order to act as a background for some other pieces I’m working on – but in the end I loved this so much I … Read More

Collagraphs and painterly prints with Colour Your Life
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The printmaking workshops I’ve been running with Colour Your Life this month (and next) are going really well, and everyone is producing such beautiful work, I just had to share it with you! These first pieces are collagraph prints, where … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – experiments
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One thing I tell my workshop students over and over again is – experiment! This is the way you will develop your own style and techniques, find out what works for you and what doesn’t, how your art materials respond … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Baltic Mill
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I always love to visit the Baltic Mill when I’m in Newcastle/Gateshead, always plenty there to inspire. Click on the image to download and use the colour inspiration swatch in your own artwork. Enjoy!