Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Gelli Note Cards

What do you do with all the prints from the Gelli plate?  Well, you make notecards with matching envelopes!  I got the idea from Patti Parrish from inkyobsessions.blogspot.com.  They will be in my Etsy shop tomorrow.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Gelli Printing

I love my Gelli printing plate.  A couple days ago, I produced 50 two sided prints for a journal to take on a trip.  I needed 100 pages to copy the drawings from the book, "100 Girls on Cheap Paper."  I collaged paper onto chipboard for the covers.  I thought the cover was a little too bright, so I Mod Podged a piece of sewing pattern tissue on top and got the exact effect I wanted.  I bound the whole thing with my Zutter Bind It all.  Here's some of the inside pages. The journal is just for practice drawing faces.

After making the journal, I just couldn't stop making prints, so I used packing tape for some image transfers:

 Sometimes the colors show up better on a black background:

 This morning, I decided to try something.  I did not have whole sheet laminating film, but I did have a transparency and a large Xyron machine.  So I ran the transparency through the Xyron to make a sticky back clear sheet.  It worked great - even better than the packing tape.  BTW - I use Perfect Pearls on the backs of the transfers to fill in the blank spots and neutralize the sticky surfaces.

 For lots more information on this great technique, go to http://gelliarts.blogspot.com/,

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Red Haired Girl

Thought I would paint a brunette today, but she ended up with red hair and pale skin.  Oh well, it was good practice.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Another large canvas

Here the promised picture showing what I did this past weekend.  It will hang over the bed in the back guest room.