Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Have to love gelli printing!

Well been busy thinking about Barking Mad and then about Beaches (our next meeting on 13th May) and decided to have a Gelli printing day. This usually means covering every available space in printed pieces of paper. So started by printing off leaves from the garden and over printing them with textures. This worked really well and I printed a few on fabric and a few on paper. Also printed a few on rice paper which came out well.

Leaves over printed with hessian

This came out really well looks like reflections close up. It was leaves overprinted with some stringy cloth that I got from Poundstretcher at Halloween - it's called Creepy Cloth.

More leaves with creepy cloth over printing!

This one had lace over printing

and of course good old bubble wrap - always makes brilliant textures.

These two were printed onto muslin. They are much brighter than this.

So I am hoping to use these as part of Barking Mad. Not sure how yet but will think of something. Might work something into the books we made with Pauline as the one I did has lots of browns and yellows (of course!) on it. Thinking of tearing and layering and adding some structure pastes through stencils to get a leafy bark like feel. Any ideas welcome!

Also did the same Creepy Cloth ( it is awesome!) with blues and it looks very sea like. Also used some jute string which made a fab pattern only to me it looks more like some strange virus or bacteria rather than sea rope! 

What is everyone up to ??? Anything creative that you are doing I can add them to the blog just let me have the pictures!!!!

No comments:

Post a Comment