Monday 15 April 2013

heavy metal...

i don't think it's any secret that i like to work in happy, bright colours but i'm working on something for festival of quilts and i've gone in a completely different direction. i'm ever so slightly out of my comfort zone, but i'm liking it! 

it's funny, i'd been intensely working with these colours for weeks, then we went to the harry potter studios and i was very drawn to the chess pieces...can you see why?! i spent the whole day during the tour wishing i could have start a career making props for films. i nearly cried with joy at the beauty of hermione's 'time turner'!

printing metallics


at the harry potter studios

i know it's faked, but doesn't it look amazing?

what an amazing job it must be to decorate props for films!


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Anonymous said...

Ooh intriguing, I look forward to seeing it at the show. I'm entering one again this year even though the judges were mean I think I've learned from it

Jo Jo said...

I love your printing with metallics - completely gorgeous!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Interesting! I am sure your time will come x

laputain said...

If you like the idea of prop making I thoroughly recommend you watch the prop-related extras on the Lord of the Rings DVDs. The skill and care and finesse that went into making each item of, for example armour is just staggering. They decided that the only way to make chain mail look convincingly like chain main was for it to be genuinely be made of I think two artists made kilometre after kilometre of mail from carefully cut plastic links- correct appearance but still light enough to run around in. There was a real keenness *not* to fake things, but to make them 'real' instead. Amazing!