Project 1 – Stage 3 – Exercise 2

Exercise 3 asked me to take a quick look around the house and garden to find some interesting textures. I chose an Aloe Vera plant I have in the bathroom, a bobbly bathmat, Some books and some fir tree branches.


The Aloe plant was achieved with a combination of smooth paint application using my finger  and sharp marks around the edge using a stick dipped in paint.

For the bobbly bathmat I used some bubble wrap to print the texture dipped in acrylic paint.

I rubbed the spines of books to show the way they were standing on the shelf.

To show the sharp prickly nature of the fir tree needles I used oil pastels. I tried to make sharp marks with rounded marks to show the seeds.




About Julie Hooker

Having recently returned to my roots in Surrey, I am currently studying a BA Hons degree with the OCA. My work is often inspired by the local countryside in the beautiful Surrey Hills area and the wild rugged nature of the North Cornish coast. Steam engines and abandoned industrial history are also recent themes. A free machine embroiderer and felt maker; I like to explore the use of natural, found materials to create my art, whether that be as raw materials to stitch or weave with or as a material with which to produce dye or print with. Previously, I completed City and Guilds parts 1 & 2 Creative Embroidery at the East Berkshire College in Windsor in 2007. I was also awarded first place in the wearable art section of the National Quilt Championships 2008 and 2009 held annually at Sandown Park.
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