Thanks for popping in.
Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s blog is something blue, right?
And since the Gelli Plates are on sale at a really great price on our website until Sunday,
let’s take a look at my Gelli Plate background stash,
which I made and age ago, using
and the 8" x 10"
and a bunch of Daler Rowney Acrylic System 3 paints:
Before you wonder, Dave is in good company;
my brother Steve came over after work to cut the grass and strim along the front fence, so that it doesn’t frustrate Dave more than he is already frustrated, not being able to do it himself.
So no worries about spending an hour up here with you.
I enjoy it, I really do.
Just to switch off and make a piece of artwork is the best tonic!
Ok. Here goes:
Here’s a pretty dire print I did last year on the 6" x 6" Gelli Plate.
Not great, is it...
Bubble wrap, punchinella and way too much Phthalo Blue paint!
Let’s work with what we’ve got.
I like the colours anyway...
Red, white and blue....
VIVE LA FRANCE!
Rummaged around for a Paris collage stamp I designed many years ago...
I know it’s here somewhere....
(Now unmounted and less expensive)
Stamp it in Cobalt Archival.
(loosely translated: darn, damn, blast!)
So why, with all that expanse of blank white card, did I stamp it into the area where you can’t read what it says, or see the top of the Eiffel Tower???
And trimming it hasn’t made it any more legible.
Aha! J’ai une idée...
Stamp the portion which is lost onto a scrap of the card I just trimmed away. Oh the joys of transparent stamping!
Before I cut it out though,
I am mounting it on a double-sided sticky sheet.
upstairs pour le thinking
downstairs pour le dancing..
Added a little Milled Lavender to tone it down.
Then roughed up the edges avec les ciseaux.
Now have I told you about my bounty?
My Gelli Plate stash?
This was a while ago, when Perfectionism still tormented me;
when I was trying to create a lake with hills in the backgound, but it wasn’t really happening! As you can see!
Great as a backdrop for the Eiffel Tower pic though...
just need to work out where to position it..
Looks pretty cool when you mount
and separate with a little black card.
Squint. It looks fantastic!!
You’d think I had a plan when I started.
Well, I did! To blog something blue!
And the moral of the story is
NEVER THROW YOUR GELLI PRINTS AWAY!
Because in a year or so, you will be so happy you didn’t!!!
If you haven’t got a Gelli Plate yet,
you really don’t know what you’re missing.
Save £4 on the little one and £10 on the big one!
I love Paris.
Would enjoy a long weekend there again some time...
Not going via the tunnel though.
And certainly not to Disneyland.
Am I being contentious?
I don’t think so.
Would you like to have this card?
It’s not bad, honest guv!!
Leave a positive, uplifting comment,
and on Saturday I’ll pick a random winner.
Oh. And I’ll pop a £20 gift voucher inside!
love and hugs.