I LOVE summertime!  In the winter I’m such a wimp!  But these days are mine – warm and sunny – YES! I even like summer in the rain. So, out I went with my Gelli plate, although I did make a new homemade job with glycerine that I have yet to break in.  I’m not sure how it will hold up in the heat – let me know if you’ve done this. I don’t know why I can’t seem to do a decent job of gel printing on fabric!  I made a muddy mess each time I tried, but I did have the forethought to bring out plenty of printing paper! Last year I did some odd shaped gel prints that I really liked a lot. I planned to develop the idea but never got any further than thinking about it. Here’s a couple: img234 copy. web img454 web.

Then, I just read Jane Davis’ recent blog post on Collage Journeys  and was very inspired by her gorgeous prints.  My desire to follow up on these was rekindled by her shapes and I’m pretty pleased with how my new ones came out. These are on paper but I used Jaquard fabric paint. I thought I’d share some with you:

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I’m linking to Nina Marie’s Off The Wall Friday post.



Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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