Art, Photography and Semi Precious Gemstone Jewellery - Inspired by Nature

Monday, 24 March 2014

Bockingford Watercolour Paper

Bockingford Inkjet, double sided watercolour paper for printers is a dream.
Made by St Cuthberts Mill in Somerset, using the same process as their watercolour paper on a traditional mould machine, it looks and feels beautiful.
Acid free and archival, it takes ink perfectly and is made to last, so our works of art will last.

To be honest, we like it so much that many of our planned art projects (originally to be printed to crisp white textured inkjet paper) will now be printed on the watercolour paper.

This is Geoffrey.
He agrees with me.
He is very happy to be printed to such a lovely paper.

 'Geoffrey' Personalised Nursery Art
'Geoffrey' Personalised Nursery Art

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Cottage Chic Wall Art

Art has many faces.
   Everything that requires a creative eye is art - whether placing fine strokes of oil to canvas, carving detail in stone, capturing reflections on water with a camera or arranging the colours of gemstones to create jewellery. We use many different mediums, but we are all, in the end, artists.

Digital art is our new passion (to add to the list of many other creative hobbies in which we dabble).
   What we've been doing lately is creating patterns with an old cottage tapestry effect, then applying them to animal silhouettes and printing to 100% cotton canvas sheets.
   We've also been experimenting with different textured inkjet paper - testing how they take ink, how pigments come out.
   Our favourite at the moment is Bockingford watercolour inkjet paper. It has a lovely look to it and takes colours beautifully.

Watercolour (inkjet), 100% cotton canvas and textured inkjet papers

100% Cotton Canvas

Cottage Chic Designs Printed to Canvas

Fabric effect flowers printed to 100% Cotton Canvas

Purple Iris on 100% Cotton Canvas

Digital Watercolour of British Butterflies

Comma Butterfly
Digital Watercolour printed to Bockingford
Watercolour Inkjet Paper

Peacock Butterfly
Digital Watercolour

Tortoiseshell Butterfly
Digital Watercolour