The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mixed media Dye Samples

I will be popping down to Brisbane next month to teach a workshop for Wendy Bailye 
So I thought people might be interested in some of the effects we will be getting during the workshop
These samples are all on paper but will work equally as well on fabric

adding inked tea bags after dyeing

Xanthorhoea resin and gilding

a dyed tea bag

mark making

Transfers before dying

writing in ink

writing in pencil

printing before dyeing

adding a bit of weaving


print and stitch



fabric and stitch on paper

ink and stitch 

ink and wispy marks


these last are from a small concertina book

fabric stitched on and marks made

ink + marks + stitch

more fabric

I am really looking forward to spending
a few days immersed in making
mixed media treasures

x te

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Workshop in Townsville

I taught a Plaster and Wax Books workshop
 in Townsville last weekend

for the group Fibres and Fabrics

They were a lot of fun

and produced some great pieces

in just 2 days

Thanks for asking me 
to teach you

x te

Sunday, May 1, 2016


Making Marks
Charcoal and white conte crayon 

after sealing with wax

more marks 

an apple

2 bowls
1 high key 1 low key 

I am somewhat drawing phobic
I am not really sure why
I have done some drawing over the years
and some of I even quite like
But for some reason I avoid it
So as i would actually quite like to
 add some realistic elements
into my work I have started an 
to be more precise
I have embarked upon her
and yes it is already freaking me out
but I shall continue at my own pace
and I hope I will be courageous enough
to continue posting the results
( even when they are crap)
both on Face Book and here
x te