Friday, December 30, 2016

Gelli printing

Yesterday after putting away the tree and the Santas, and getting out snow shoeing, I got the thought that I'd like to do a little journal work to relax. Well, I brought out my 'art cart' and rooted out the Gelli. Then I decided I might as well print on some fabric. I got a few journal pages done by cleaning off the brayer.
Maybe it was the beauty of the day along with the pressure of a date for my shoulder surgery less than two weeks away that got me going.     I couldn't resist doing a few prints with the ferns and Queen Anne's lace that I picked last summer.  
The ghost prints are pretty too.
I wanted to try a couple using some of my new thermofax screens and feather motifs.
The journal pages are pretty good too. Surprising, as I simply wiped paint on or brayered the paint onto journal pages to clean it. This page was done by tearing and collaging the deli paper that I used to clean off the Gelli onto a small journal page.
In my larger  journal I did a few pages by applying  the brayer with the leftover paint.
In the mail today, I got two more thermofax screens using the same designs I already had done but this time larger.
I had to stop and clean everything up. We're getting ready to leave for Prince Edward Island tomorrow to spend the New Years with our new grandson. He was 1 month old yesterday.
I'll wish you a Happy New Years now. See you back here next week.


elle said...

Nice. Happy New Year!!!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Happy New Year! Wow, a month old already. Happy snuggling with the little guy.

Sharon Stacey said...

I'm enjoying seeing your work Holly, it's very interesting and beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family, enjoy that adorable grandson of yours!

Jo Vandermey said...

Wonderful way to spend a New Year!
Great idea to have all the supplies handy to pull out and use when time permits!

Mystic Quilter said...

Good to see you're keeping busy, helps to take the mind of things! Enjoy your visit to your new grandson and have a Happy New Year.

Mereknits said...

Happy New Year Holly, hope you are having fun with that beautiful boy.

Jo Ferguson said...

I hope you had a wonderful New Year. It's hard to believe he's already a month old. Loving the gelli prints. I think the ghost prints might be my faves.

KaHolly said...

What a beautiful boy! More pics, please! I'm so envious of your talent and skills! You make beautiful art!