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SASA April Members’ Meeting

Cliff Davies was our guest for the evening on Thursday 28 April at our members’ meeting at the Athenaeum. He gave us an extremely interesting demonstration of the art of “eco-printing”. The effects he achieves and how he goes about the whole process was quite fascinating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cliff starts by collecting a variety of pieces of foliage, flowers, seeds, grasses, .etc – in fact any interesting plant material he can lay his hands on. He then places these between heavy sheets of watercolour paper, which he piles about twenty deep, then presses together between two pieces of board, tied tightly together with cable ties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bundle is then submerged in water – preferably pond, not tap, to encourage the growth of algae and other microorganisms – where it stays for about a week. Cliff adds bits of iron, lead and other metals, to help create different effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once in the water the whole process is out of his control and the end results are only revealed once the parcel is unwrapped.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful process, full of “happy accidents”, as we were shown when he unwrapped a batch he’d prepared the week before.

A truly captivating evening, full of exciting new ideas to play with and explore. Thank you Cliff.

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Eco Printing Demo With Cliff Davies

The SASA Members’ Meeting for April 2022 will be held on Thursday 28 April at the Athenaeum. Our special guest for the evening will be Cliff Davies – a past winner in our “Print Media” category – who will be showing us how he does his unique mono prints with natural objects, such as leaves and flower heads. A great new technique to discover and get creative with – an opportunity not to be missed!