Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Pritt and Sellotape parcels.

Just received 2 lovely packages from my sponsors, Pritt and Sellotape. These are sure to come in very handy!

Foil Sampling

Yesterday was mostly spent procrastinating by gossiping, drinking tea and eating biscuits. A good day in my opinion, however, not the most productive! I did somehow managed to squeeze in some more foil sampling in between tea breaks! 

Some worked better than others, but in general I was pretty pleased with the results.

Foils used are purple, bronze and platinum on hessian and parcel paper. 

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Screen Printing

Today I began some gift wrap sampling in the print room. Normally, my designs are all done on Photoshop and printed directly onto paper, but for my FMP I wanted to incorporate a bit more texture into my work and experiment with different finishes.

I used a single screen and printed a simple repeat pattern onto brown paper backgrounds. Using a different colour, I then printed a second time on top to create a shadow effect. 

Screen printing can be quite a slow process as the screen must be washed and dried after every few pulls, but after a long day in the print room, I am pleased with my samples. 

Next, I plan to sample using foils and metallic and pearl binder finishes.

Any feedback/ideas would be appreciated!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

FMP Sponsorship

I am very excited to now be sponsored by Pritt and Sellotape!

Final Major Project

Research and Inspiration in work bay

So after a lovely break over Christmas, I have been feeling very guilty that I have been neglecting my Final Major Project. Tut Tut.
But after handing in the dreaded dissertation a few weeks ago, (YAY!), and inspirational weekend in London, I am beginning to get back into the swing of things at uni.

The theme for my final major project is 'Bohemian Deco', and is inspired by the global design influences of the 1920's. I am continuing to focus on surface design for gift as I feel this is the market in which my work is best suited. Not to mention that I have also developed a bit of an obsession with card and gift wrap since my work experience with Hallmark last year!

Updates to follow!....