Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gelli Prints

I made some new stencils to Gelli Print though. On this one, I drew on the print with black and white pen.

I like the tree stencil, but I'm enjoying using the cut-out portion of it as a mask more.
And last, here are some birds.
I know many people use their Gelli Plate prints for collage, so this isn't revolutionary, but after printing with my stencils for a while, I notice that the masks look like they'd make great collage elements. Does anyone cut and then print on the little bits? Or does everyone print and then cut?
I make my stencils from overhead projector slides. These are the masks
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Carving Rubber Stamps!

I did a web search for Ukranian Folk Art, and had great fun sketching from what I found there. Inspired by my sketches, and this post from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, I carved some rubber stamps.
 Then I went to town! Stamping is so satisfying.

And then I put my elbow into the ink pad. Time for bed! Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


Inspired by a little trading rack at Studio 626, in Corvallis, Oregon, I made some ATC's to trade. I didn't take a photo of the ones I traded there, but I was on a roll so I made some more. The background is a Gelli Plate print on multimedia paper, and drawings are done in ink, and colored with Prismacolor colored pencil. Thanks for looking!

Mean Fish and Barn
Mean Fish and Barn (front)Mean Fish and Barn (back)
Lip Fish and Orchid
Lip Fish and Orchid (front)Lip Fish and Orchid (back)