Sunday, September 29, 2013

Gelli plate printing.. continues

Sometimes when i 'step up' to the gelli plate, i have a vision, well at lest i think i do. But then as i begin it seems to take on a life of its' own. When this happens i decide to just go with it and errr. just fill the white space..

Then i cut a stencil from freezer paper and overlayed my colours.
Then i hand painted some shapes as final touches.

I stepped back - and this is what had occurred.

Sometimes it can be tricky to find one's gelli mojo. When this happens I've decided to jsut keep layering. Once i 'don't care' interesting things also happen...

I particularly like this one as it captures the Aussie bush.
 The other weekend i thought i'd try fabric - in the form of old white pillowcases... i used the same techniques - stamping and layering

Then i cut up smaller bits for a fabric 'collage'

and now i've started stitching.. bit by bit

Using machine stitching to hold in place - then working back into the pieces,
responding to what is there. Quite meditative really...


Sharon said...

Love your artful gelli prints and philosophy of surrender. Let the Gelli do its thing!

Aine Scannell said...

some interesting bits and pieces here lovely sense of colour combination and composition go girl go !!!

Yolanda said...

Love love your print! Just keep layering is my philosophy as well. Love how it knows when you should stop and becomes what it wants to be.

Shelbyville said...

I'm really loving those collages!

laurel said...

So many beauties!


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