Friday, 1 May 2015

Mark Making and Printing - Experiment and design your own work

I knew very little about mark making and its importance before starting this embroidery course. Anything that involves paint and making a mess has to be good in my books!

I will share with you what I have discovered. Mark making can be achieved with anything that leaves a mark or impression on a surface - eg. paint or pen on paper, drawing in the sand at the beach, or even playing with string as it falls its own way onto a flat surface. The original 'mark' created is an original form of source work perfect for a future design.

These are some designs made using bits and bobs I found in my kitchen. I found it very effective using white paint onto black paper. Also I liked using black and white rather than specific colours because I found they created a neutral, unbiased design.

Design sheet 1:

Design sheet 2:

These are a selection of marks evoking movement and emotion. 

The Staccato design was developed further into a homemade stamp that was then embroidered.

The one thing I have discovered is that anything goes, and that all designs - especially the 'mistakes' are useful. I keep mine in a pile and sift through them occasionally when I need some ideas - it may only be a small section of an image that fits the bill. Have a go yourself!


  1. Gosh, what a brilliant idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Let me know how your experiments go!

    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. I truly appreciate basically perusing the greater part of your weblogs. Essentially needed to educate you that you have individuals like me who value your work.
    Cheap Print Services Near Me


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...