We have started a series of workshops sharing skills that we use in our individual practice. We began with a session on using the vinyl cutter with Kiran. She had used the vinyl cutter in her interpretation of the Pony piece. The vinyl cutter cuts out designs created in the Illustrator computer program. All four of us experimented with generating some artwork and cutting out shapes on flock vinyl, the type used in T-shirt manufacture. We heat-pressed the vinyl onto a variety of materials including fabric, paper and wood. Mandy has since used the technique to make some Amigo character brooches for her Mando Manderin range.
Andy Magee on Rabbit Hood 3