Finally got round to getting some snaps of the bags I did last week (thanks to my lovely housemate Kate for her modelling skills!). These have been done with some really nice photo transfer paper, its really soft once printed not like traditional transfer paper which can leave the fabric stiff and the design can peel off. I chose to use photo transfer paper rather than to screen print so that I could have the letters and other pencil drawings on the bags, as I wouldn’t be able to screen print these designs. I carried on and did some transfers of some of my typography which I could have screen printed but because the photo transfer is so nice they are also fine done this way.
The background grey to the letters came out really pale, especially on the whole alphabet one, so I might play around with making that a bit darker so the design is a little stronger. I also got the scale way off for the bones design and its way too small for the bag! That was the size it came out on one sheet of transfer paper but I think I’ll have do each foot on a separate sheet so I can get them bigger. I really like the bones design and had some people interested in it.
Hopefully sometime in the next couple of weeks I will have the time to set up some nice photographs for these and some other things, proper product photographs, and then I can start thinking about getting them up to sell, exciting times!
I got a custom stamp from The English Stamp Company. It’s so pretty and its been cut perfectly, I’m really pleased with how it looks! I’m going to use it on the back of prints, backing for my jewelry and on tags when I sell products
Seeing as I sold them all, I’ve made some more earrings! These are different designs to the previous ones but I will also make more of the previous designs as people liked them especially the birds. With the stamp of my logo they look so much nicer and more professional, I’m really happy with them. I’ve also started making some butterfly necklaces after a suggestion from a customer
As well as the shrink plastic earrings I’ve also shown some of the varnished paper earrings. I like these cause the varnish makes them quite strong for just paper and it means I can make little origami things into wearable jewellry. The mini origami cranes are tiny so they look quite impressive. I haven’t had a chance to sell any of the origami cranes yet but I think people will like them
My final copy of WILD, again really nice print quality. The pages are shinier than I thought they would be but actually it gives it a nice professional feel and the images look really good on it.
My new business cards and postcards from Moo! Really pleased with the quality of them, the colours are nice and sharp and they have a nice weight and feel to them. Glad I got the business cards with a few different images on to, they make a nice mini showcase of my work
A series of photographs around London By Emma Honess
Another little zine to showcase my photography
A series of photographs of the New Forest by Emma Honess, text from ‘The Erl King’ Angela Carter
A little zine I made to showcase some of my photography
An illustrated alphabet of British wildlife by Emma Honess
Online zine version of my alphabet book
An alphabet page I made up, planning on getting it printed A2 size and can imagine it as a big poster in a childrens room!
And some photos showing off the Z
Better photos of my paper cut work I had on exhibition at ‘I Made It With My Hands’