Module 3 – Chapter 2b

Spiral designs made by monoprinting

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Image 2.20                      Image 2.21

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Image 2.22           Image 2.23

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Image 2.24               Image 2.25

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Image 2.26

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Image 2.27

Images 2.20 – 2.26 were made using several layers of printing using shades close to my chosen colours of Prussian blue and Raw Sienna.  I used quite an abstract interpretation of spirals when making my papers and used different methods of creating spirals for each layer e.g. scraping spirals into paint with a fork, printing with a glass and round lids, making spirals from dots, making swirls of paint with fingertips.

The spirals in image 2.27 were made using cyanotype paper.  I made spirals of salt on to the paper and then exposed the paper to sunlight.  Once exposed, I threw the salt away to leave the white spirals.  I tried this method as the paper usually develops to a strong blue colour which would match in with my colour scheme and I thought it might give an interesting effect.  As can be seen in the photo, it hasn’t achieved a strong blue, possibly because the sun was not strong enough at this time year to expose it properly.

Spiral drawing using a computer paint programme

I tried to use colours close to my scheme when experimenting with computer drawn spirals, below.

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Image 2.28                                                     Image 2.29

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Image 2.30                                                          Image 2.31

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Image 2.32                                                    Image 2.33

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Image 2.34                                                                Image 2.35

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Image 2.36                             Image 2.37

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Image 2.38                             Image 2.39

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