Wednesday, 30 July 2014

More New Stencils For the Gelli Plate

I've created three new stencils for my gelli plate. 



The roll of acetate was proving difficult to flatten so here's a few more tips:

Tip of the day No. 1: Do not try to flatten acetate roll by pouring boiling water over it - your stencil will buckle and you will cry.



Tip of the day No. 2: You can try to iron out the buckling and flatten the stencil but start off on the lowest heat and have a tea towel folded in half with the acetate stencil in the middle.



Tip of the day No. 3: Buy acetate sheets if they are available.  They may be more expensive than the roll but they are a better size but seriously all the bother and difficulty is not worth $1.  (The roll was $5 = 500mm x 550mm/20 x 22 inches and the sheets are $3 = A3 = 2 x A4 = 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches. Its area is 0.125 square meters, or 0.15 square yards,1.35 square foot, 193.75 square inches.)

The previous stencil inspired me to create this fish one:
 


This stencil I had thought about but then found something I had in mind on Pinterest - so I made some changes and added a few more bridges.








What am I going to do with all these prints?  I'm going to package them up and sell them on Etsy! They'll be in the shop early next week, I need to create a few more to fill up the envelopes!

PS  Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Gelli Prints With New Stencil


Gelli Print Collage.
 I created a new stencil with a 60's vibe. I first used a cereal box but went out and bought some acetate whilst down town today.


Tip of the day with acetate - if you can buy it in the sheets then don't get a roll of it as it will curl and make placing on the gelli plate difficult.  Tip number 2 - make sure you have only smooth edges after cutting, check for pointy/spiky bits as they are not gelli plate friendly.


Round gelli prints too....

That was fun, I think I'll have to come with another one. Have you ever made stencils/masks?  I'd love to see them so let me know.

PS  Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?
Inspire and be inspired as a part of the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. I would love for you to join me there.




Friday, 25 July 2014

Gelli Plate Playtime


I was inspired by this Dina Wakely stencil to create my own and had some fun with it.




I bought some cheap cookie cutters and used them to create patterns on the gelli plate - I used some of the prints for the stencil above.


And some other prints I created this week, some on brown paper too:




And some ghost prints from feather stencils I received from Sarah at Rainbow Ghecko Gallery:


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Weekend Wanderings

A few photos from our weekend trip to visit friends on their farm about 3 hours and 300kms/186 miles away in the Wheatbelt of Western Australia.  They have a wheat farm so there are no cute baby farm animal pics, more on the road pics.

Saturday afternoon - Salmon Gum Trees (I think).

Sunday afternoon - on the way home - wheat fields, Red Morrell gum trees, Dowerin Tin Dogs, and dark grey clouds and sunshine.








How was your weekend?  Hope it was a good one!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The winner is...

The winner of one of my heart pendants from the Alice - The Mad Hatter giveaway is...

Number 4 is Ain't No Ninny!!! Congratulations!!  I'll try to get in touch with you to let you know!!


I'm looking forward to next month's Blog Hop!  See you then!

Monday, 14 July 2014

ShellsintheBush Etsy Shop

I have finally opened an Etsy shop!!!!

I am selling my heart pendants and Gelli Print Packages which have a variety of gelli print papers in them.



These packages are great for art journaling, collages and mixed media, making cards, ATC's, book marks and tags...
I will be adding some of my collages and gelli prints over the next few days!

PS  Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?
Inspire and be inspired as a part of the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. I would love for you to join me there.