Sunday, October 23, 2016

Gyotaku : a new project (lampshade).

Hi there!
I believe it is bad blogging etiquette to upload two post in one day, but hey, a person will have to return to work tomorrow...

My first try pleased me enough to want to have another go at this ancient Japanese printing technique.
This time I opted for something more difficult: a lampshade.
I bought this rather nice cheap pottery lamp but it came with a boring white shade.

It does have some black needlework as a decoration, but I don't like that either. So, I decided to have a go at livening it up with a print of one of my potted ferns.
And this is the result:

This first is the shade next to the real fern; the second is the detail.