Wednesday, June 20, 2012

playing with the Gelli

Today, I had the urge to play a bit with my Gelli printing plate. I chose the colors (green, pink and orange) in Setacolor fabric paints inspired by my pot of my pot of daisies on my deck, and then I cut some daisy shapes out of copy paper. After rolling the paint onto the Gelli plate with the brayer, I laid down the paper flowers and then laid my piece of fabric on top and rubbed. I was having so much fun that I didn't think to take pictures of the process. This is what I ended up with.
If you look closely, you can see some additional texture added in the form of  leaf prints. I ran outside and grabbed a leaf. Then I carefully laid the paper masks in place on the printed fabric to keep paint from getting into the white areas. After painting the back of the leaf, I laid it down, put a piece of paper towel on top and rubbed.

I hung them on the line for a bit--supposed to cure overnight but I was anxious to add some color. I used Neocolor II crayons for this step, spritzing the fabric first before coloring. You might notice the color that bled a little into the green. I don't mind that. Once I've added the stitching, it will hardly be noticeable and likely look like shading.
Have you come across the granny square block in your travels on blogs? I am smitten by this design. When done with fun colors, it seems like a modern design. I put one together last night following the tutorial at  Blue Elephant Stitches . I might try to do a block here and there and maybe I'll end up with a baby quilt. I've not trimmed this one yet.

6 comments:

elle said...

Is that how you add the coloured flowers! Wow! Aren't gellies fun!

Gill said...

Well I've found my gelatine powder so I just need to make my plate!! but I'm off on holiday in a couple of days so it will have to wait until I get back!! I love what you've done with your gelli plate Holly!

Margaret Applin said...

Love what you did with the Gelli plate and the cool way you used the pastels!!

Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

BEautiful! Love it! Exciting process!

Wendy said...

I love it. Those daisies are nice and vibrant and full of life! I am working on the granny squares too, and posted some of mine quite a while back...time to get a few more done...

imquilternity said...

Yes, I'm smitten too. I love your block. I've been wanting to start one but I just don't dare...yet! I've got too many UFOs to finish first! Can't wait to see how yous comes along.