Spiral designs made by monoprinting
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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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