I spent the last several days in bed with the stomach flu so I was excited when I felt better yesterday to do a little Gelli-plate printing! Yahoo!! 🙂
I was experimenting printing on transparentcy film which I learned from Carla Sonheim in her online class: 2019 Year of the Collage. I used Golden High Flow Acrylics for this technique.
I wanted to show you one that reminded me of rocks in a stream:
I did the second print or what is called a “ghost” print on deli paper:
And here is a photo of sheet music behind the printed transparentcy:
So many possibilities! I can’t wait to get back to my art table!
Posted in Acrylic Paint, color experiments, gelli printing, Uncategorized
Tagged art classes, art experiments, creative play, deli paper, fun, Gelli-Prints, happy, high flow acrylics, Organic shapes, transparentcy film
I was dying tissue paper yesterday for an online class I’m taking… I will share more about the class in another post. I was using colored India ink to create this one on tissue paper:
I decided to try this experiment using Swedish Tracing Paper. I previously purchased a roll from Amazon for $16.07 for another online class last year. It feels a lot like interfacing and is sewable…
I had a piece that I previously had sewed on so I experimented by spritzing it with water and adding India inks then folding it to create a pattern:
I just love the richness of this!!
It was so saturated with inks that I grabbed some sheets of deli paper to see what ink it would soak up. And I was excited to see that it transferred the color and the stitching to the deli paper:
And I got two additional prints on deli paper:
I wonder what would happen if I sewed a pattern with the thread?
More experimenting ahead!!
Posted in Abstract Art, color experiments, ink, Sewing, Uncategorized
Tagged art experiments, color play, creative ideas, deli paper, india ink, inspiration, online art classes, sewing, swedish tracing paper
After my color experiments yesterday, I decided to try the deli paper texture with acrylic paints. The results take my breath away!
Here are just a couple I did:
I like how the acrylic paints adhere to the deli paper so I can use them in my collages too!
I then remembered a couple people mention the Spirograph in my blog post last Sunday so I dug out my set – it is from 1967. It still looks in pretty good shape, wouldn’t you agree?
I decided to switch gears and give it a try once more! But I had difficulty getting the outside circle to move properly. So I did the next best thing – I covered it with paint!
I then got the idea to try printing with the circles – they look a little like gears, don’t you think?
I finished by adding more paint and texture with the deli paper.
I bet you didn’t expect me to do this, huh? I challenge you to think outside the box too!
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in Acrylic Paint, color experiments, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged abstract, Art, collage papers, color play, creative, deli paper, experiment, fun, mixed media, patterns, Spirograph, think outside the box
I was needing a little “Spring” in my step yesterday so I purchased a new color of watercolor that I didn’t have – Viridian from Winsor and Newton.
According to Wikipedia, the name “viridian” comes from the Latin word viridis which means “green!” It is a deep blue-green color with a hue toward green.
I enjoyed playing with my new watercolor by splashing some paint around on 140 lb hot press paper:
I layered crumbled deli paper on top to give it this texture.
After this layer dried, I added some Opera Rose pink and Prussian blue on top:
I’m really loving the texture of the deli paper. It gives a little different texture than plastic wrap.
So I had to try it again – this time with several colors:
I love the earthy organic texture on this one.
I also tried one with salt on top of the wet watercolor:
I’m hoping to use these watercolor experiments as papers in my collages.
Happy Creating! 🙂
Posted in color experiments, Uncategorized, Watercolor
Tagged abstract, color play, creative, deli paper, experiment, fun, salt, texture, Viridian, watercolor