Art Potch Mania…

I’ve never used that kind of glue before but I saw some nice craft ideas using modge podge on pinterest so I wanted to try it out too. In German this glue is called art potch but I think it’s more or less the same. First I did the pot using napkin technique and then I found these tea and olive oil tins  which I covered in old book pages:

Monotypes

There are several ways to create prints without a printing press and since I don’t have one at the moment I like to experiment with different printmaking techniques. Monotype prints are easy to make. I used sponge rubber as a printing plate on which I applied linocut colour because acrylic colour doesn’t really work for printing. Then I put a piece of handmade paper on the plate and drew on it with the back of a pencil. It did not always work but these pieces turned out quite nice.

Things I Like Today…

…are mangoes and apricots because you can make delicious jam out of them and they fit together perfectly because of their colour. Marmelade6 Marmelade1 Marmelade2 Marmelade7 Marmelade4 Marmelade5

What you need for three jars are:
1/2 kg of apricots
1 mango (very ripe)
350 g sugar
1 sachet gelling aid

Cut the apricots and the mango into very tiny pieces and heat them gently in a big pot. Add the gelling aid, two tablespoons of sugar and let the mixture simmer while stirring it all the time. Then add the rest of the sugar and let it cook for no more than three minutes. Quickly fill the jam into prepared jelly jars and turn them upside down for five minutes. Wait until the jars are cold before you store them.