24 September 2014

Printing with Laura day 2

These are the fabric prints I made using the homemade gelli. I was the first to start and it didn't take long to realize "this" was not going to work.

I started with dark fabric (no) and used a complimentary color (no). The transparent paint made the fabric look dirty, muddy.





OK, so don't do that again. Then I stumbled onto layering like Judith did on paper. I love the results.



Making areas of the plate with gold paint used



This was a print I made of the insect stamps - boring - so I did another layer. Laura thought it looked like hieroglyphics.








I took a piece of fabric big enough to cover the gelli twice. I took a print and a ghost print. The print above was a ghost print - very faint- then I added the strips from a mask I cut.







Although not terribly successful, it IS a start. A few are OK and others need a bit more work. However you rate it, it was so much fun.

The ProFab paint dried quickly and we never smeared. LOTS of fun!!

3 comments:

  1. That's what experimenting is all about... what if I do this? I think you are learning a lot, and more experiments will reap more outcomes you like... beats housework any old day!

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  2. The fun thing about working on textile with the gelli plate, the results are just the start. So much gets achieved with stitching. Well done.

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  3. That's a lot of fun and a lot of inspiration. You've really given us a jumping off point...thank you!!

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