Monday, 9 May 2011

Wightwick Manor Art Project - Blind Embossing


Here is an update on some of the art that I have been producing for an art project that I have been working on for the past few months at Wightwick Manor which has been organised by Enter Arts in Wolverhampton and Making Art History of the National Trust. It has been a real privilege to be able to view Wightwick Manor at its quietest time during the winter months and also to see the seasons change into spring and summer as the house and garden come to life.
I have been fascinated by the windows in the house firstly from the light coming through the dark blinds that cover them in the winter months creating different colours and shapes. I also took some photos of the windows from the outside and cut a lino block which I then used for blind embossing which is where the lino block is pressed into wet paper and leaves its impression behind. This is one of the techniques that I have been teaching in my recent workshops:



Here is the blind embossed print again with the actual lino block that I cut:




The windows that I used for inspiration:







7 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful! Love the embossed effect.

Lynn said...

What a gorgeous print!
And what a truly spectacular building.
No wonder you were inspired to do something architectural.

Mangle Prints said...

Gorgeous work Jacqui. The embossing technique works so well with the architecture.

Kit and Kaboodle said...

Beautiful in their (apparent!) simplicity. I love how the paper lets the pattern speak for itself without the distraction of colour or embellishment.

erasercarver said...

Beautiful work. The design and the embossing work perfectly. I finally got the chance to try blind embossing the other weekend and had a great time, I need to do more!

Jacqui Dodds said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments.
If you have a chance to try lino printing then do as it is very satisfying cutting your lino block - I am sure that I don't have to tell you that Amanda :-)

Linocutboy said...

Beautiful. Look forward to seeing a photo of it in situ