Friday, 20 February 2015

Making Gelli Papers

20th February 2015

Took myself off to my loft space this afternoon for some playing with my Gelli plate....

 ...I used a small blob of white lino acrylic paint but it was really too thick and didn't spread well....

.....pressed square stiff hessian onto the plate....


....quite like the background print.....

...the net is on the left, print from the net in the middle and Gelli print on right...


......overprinted with my wooden block.....

....a couple of cards here I think.....


....I used a leaf for the resist on a brown recycled envelope....


....spread these colours with a feather on the Gelli...


.......and placed the Gelli over the original print.....



.....rather autumnal, not sure whether to highlight the leaf and veins, maybe with stitch.....


....metallic feather prints....


....just playing with my blocks/fir cone on a variety of backgrounds, top right is bubble wrap then wooden block print....


.....printed off the Gelli onto fabric, I might use Kantha stitch on this....


.....finally, I printed some tags last week, stitched onto another tag (I have hundreds of these!)

.....glued a coloured skeleton leaf on each and when dry coated with acrylic wax....


...the wax seals and enhances the paint texture.

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I am on a mixed media course tomorrow so watch this space........