9/17/13

gelli

More gelli play last weekend:

Inspired by Karen's fern experiments with paint, I went out to cut from my yard.  My first effort, below is kinda (very!) blobby.  I was using a couple sprigs of dusty miller and they didn't press very flat.


Then I took the ghost print - and loved it; you can see the shape of the leaves!

So I had to try it again - this time made some marks in the paint before pressing in the leaves.
Then, here's the ghost.  - cool, huh?


I do have one sad little fern in the yard so I sacrificed one of its few fronds to try using it as a mask....again, not flat to begin with, but still a clearly defined shape.

I did the ghost print on a calendar page where I'd already cleaned the gelli plate edges a time or two...liking this.




Above - just mark making with the edge of a ruler - like the movement I got there and below is the first and second print using a handmade stamp.

I made many more leaf print attempts with varying success.  I did discover that I got better results once the leaf had been printed a couple times - it flattened out and became easier to use. And now I have some fabulous painty leaves to use in another project (mail art maybe?).

Took a few minutes during break at work to add this - will try to get round and catch up on everyone's creative stuff during lunch and tonight - I'm falling behind and need my blogging fix!


9 comments:

  1. What a great thing to do and I love all the ghost prints

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  2. Great ideas. Ghost prints are always my favourite too :). I may have to go play with my box full of gelatin prints!
    Stay inspired!

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  3. Love the plant forms! So great they look almost surreal. xox

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  4. Looking good Terrie...I still have to work out the amount of paint I put on the plate.

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  5. I'm in love with the triptych above the red print - with the fern mask on the left, fern ghost print in the center and the blue/purple leaves on the right. Fantastic combination of the different effects!

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  6. wonderful pages Terrie! the ghost prints have such wonderful texture. you can feel the fuzziness of the dusty miller. enjoy your catch up! xx

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  7. I love the ghost prints off the gel plate too. Really gotta get me some printing time soon. Yours and Karen's prints have me inspired.

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  8. "yay!"
    These look wonderful, Terrie... you are really having fun with your art. :]
    LOVE IT ~xx

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