Thursday, February 4, 2010

my creative space ... in the studio

Yesterday, I had a lovely few hours in the studio. I got to put up this print ...

 

... which I got here, and goes nicely on a little patch of wall above my printing table where I keep the inks I have mixed (and some other lovely little prints that I got here). I also did a bit of printing ...


... and some experimenting with printing ARTichokes. I want to randomly print in a couple of different colours and create a bit of a collage. I've done the first layer in red, and will do the next one tomorrow when I'm in the studio ...

 

Unfortunately, bloopers do happen occasionally when hand printing - not enough pressure resulted in a mottled tram roll menu, so I decided I might try and fill in the gaps ...


... I played around for a while and ended up with something in between - I left a bit of mottle in the middle which I am thinking looks a bit "aged" and "rustic" ... LOL!! Anyway, this "unique" apron is going to be for me ...


I hope your creative space is enjoyable and productive. To peek into other people's spaces, or to show us yours, visit Kootoyoo!

32 comments:

Pippi creates said...

Looks like a busy space this week. Plenty happening here. Definatley agree with the aged and rustic look. The question is, can you repeat it?! Have a great day!

Kirsty said...

I like the aged look.

Have fun at the studio.

Bigprint Little said...

I love seeing your creative space. I often find that bloopers can lead to other ideas and experiments ... or at least that's what I tell myself as I make them constantly!
Nic, I also wanted to say thanks for leaving your really sweet comment on my blog yesterday ... you made my day - thank you. xx

lisa stubbs said...

I have the great print too! very uplifting! And I love the missed ink on your apron, make it look vintage, I love the happy accident in screen printing, that's makes everyone so unique!

Thea said...

I don't even bother trying to correct bloopers any more but sell mine in the "Oops" box at the markets I do once a month. People love them as long especially if they are getting them a bargain price :)
I'm sure you could sell them in your Etsy store.

Barbara said...

wow I love your prints!!!

Tammy James said...

Oh I liked the mottled tram roll! I agree it looks aged and rustic : )

74 Lime Lane said...

fabulous to see how much you are getting done Nic. {not to mention to see those lovely little prints in their home}

ginevra / red_swirl said...

I think the menu idea is really, really cool. And I love the mottle in the middle ... hard to reproduce everytime, I guess.

Kate said...

I actually like the mottled tram roll menu as is. I also really like the artichoke printing that is coming over the sides onto the newspaper.

Little Ted Canvas said...

I'm with you - I love the aged look, nice outcome!

teddybearswednesday said...

I loved the motttled aged look too both of them! Love seeing what your up to it's always so beautiful

Michelle said...

I love the ARTichoke print - can't wait to see the extra colours on there. Great to see you being so productive in your studio.

gretchenmist said...

your printing is looking great. i think the mottling suits too :)

Mel said...

Yeah I love the mottled one! It looks really authentically aged. And those red flowers? Gorgeous!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I love your creative space ... the red is gorgeous.

Nettle & Brier said...

I love the artichoke print and the menu print too. Actually I love it all, very clever.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

I love your space! xox

dillpickle said...

Mottled is good. Especially when it means you get to keep something! But you never know, it could be a new line!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Thumbs up for the 'aged look' and I can't wait to see the finished artichoke...

xo Steph

tortagialla said...

Beautiful prints - thanks for sharing!

Kylie said...

Oh wow! I don't know which to comment on first! I love love LOVE the artichokes design and can't wait to see it layered etc with colour. Those tram roll aprons are going to be spectacular. And I'm still admiring your fabulous space Nic - it's all just wonderful :) K

Lauren said...

Oh I'm terribly jealous. What a lovely space and what fun! I miss screen printing!

Kuka said...

oooh! i love the ARTichoke! I had to look twice to see that it was artichoke - even with the name! =)

midge said...

i love it all. your studio, your organisation and neatness and i really love the aged look a lot. i think it looks perfect

Posie Patchwork said...

Will just make your apron look hard core, like you wear it, cook & all round action girl in the kitchen that you wore out the print!! Love Posie

Tweed Delights said...

Really love the artichoke image - so elegant! I think that was a good 'blooper' - works for me :D

Sarah said...

Love your prints! I'm a big fan of artichokes (the looking at not so much the eating of) and anything which incorporates the words amuse-bouche gets a big round of applause! I also agree with the vintage look brought about from the 'mottle' printing. Kind of looks victorian, I like it !

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

love YOUR prints and the one on the wall! xx

Gina said...

Studio envy.... studio envy...
Tee hee, verification word is 'bling'.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love the artichokes, and the rustic look for your apron. I'd be scared to attempt something like screen printing! You're very talented.
Thanks for visiting my blog (and I think spring is just around the corner here in Texas, no matter what that groundhog saw!!)

Nikki Cardigan said...

Looks like lots of good stuff happening Nic. The 'Wake Up' print is great. Hope the different colours worked as you hoped....