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Colour in Festive Card & Envelope December 02 2016 1 Comment
Sometimes the run up to the holidays can be a little hectic, there's cards to send, presents to wrap, food to prepare and at the same time keeping the kids occupied. Well why not combine two of those activities by downloading our free festive card & envelope? Print out as many copies as you like and get the whole family involved in a bit of quiet, creative time. The cards can be coloured in with pencils, felt tips, paint - why not add some glitter? any extra customisations will make it an even more special.
So, pour out the hot chocolates (topped with whipped cream & marshmallows of course!), turn on the festive music and get creating!
Simply print out as many copies as you like onto the thickest card that your printer will take (we have formatted this to fit onto a standard A4 sheet - make sure to print the card in 'landscape' format)
Cut out using the crop marks as a guide (take note of the 'fold' guides)
Colour in and customise
Fold as shown
Print out onto an A4 sheet of paper, cut around the guide - fold and glue.
Fun with the Sukie Button Factory! October 21 2016
As half term approaches, keep boredom at bay with a cool crafting project from Sukie!
Great for a rainy day, unleash your creativity and get busy with these fabric button badges - a great alternative to the TV and iPad! We made this film last summer with our friend Laura (age 15), who joined our studio on work experience. We had a lot of fun filming and Laura learnt about creating and editing a film.
The button badge set can be bought here
We hope this gives you a bit of inspiration- enjoy!
Peter Blake at the De La Warr Pavillion October 14 2016 1 Comment
Last week Darrell & I took a trip to the iconic Modernist De La Warr Pavillion, along the coast in Bexhill, to see the current Peter Blake ‘Alphabets, Letters & Numbers’ exhibition. Darrell and I are great fans, and Darrell in particular has an affinity for collecting & displaying ephemera and found objects (see studio pics!).
Unusually, we were allowed to take photos of the exhibition so I thought I would post some here as a taster. Its definitely worth a visit, a really interesting selection of typography based prints, collages and three dimensional pieces as well as the infamous ‘Babe Rainbow’ silkscreen print on tin and other instantly recognizable artworks.
While we were there we also visited the ground floor gallery to see artist Fiona Banner’s Buoys Boys and other works. A subtle typographical link to the letters and numbers of Peter Blakes exhibition, Fiona Banner ‘s Buoys Boys features inflatable full stops blown up to human scale bobbing along the English Channel – captured in film. Best experienced, (I’m not going to do it justice by writing about it here!) very enjoyable and definitely worth a visit.
Fiona Banner exhibition closes on 16th October with a live installation on the roof of the pavilion.
Peter Blake – Alphabets, Letters & Numbers
De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill on Sea
Saturday 13th August – Sunday 27th November 2016