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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cancel Your Trash Service!!!

Hey, Peeps. I just finished up a rousing weekend at the Cozy Crop House, teaching a Gelli Plate class. 
One student said after doing mixed media, that she was going to cancel her trash service, since you can use just about anything in mixed media. Ha.
We had a blast making lots and lots of prints with my original stencils, available here in my Etsy shop. You won't find these anywhere else since they're my designs, so you can be assured that your journals, Gelli prints, and art work will be unique!
Here's a sampling of my designs, already used and colorful from the class.


One day, I unwrapped a brand new memory foam mattress, and I was getting ready to throw out the fabric type wrapping, when I STOPPED myself. WHAT WAS I THINKING??? I knew exactly how I would use it. GELLI PRINTS!!!
So, we made a Gelli print banner for Valentine's Day. 
We made prints on the fabric, and then cut out hearts, using my heart stencil as a pattern.


 Here's my design.


Gotta love layers and texture.


My circle stencil. 


And my Square Swirlies stencil ...




More Hearts Galore for a ghost print....


Painting directly on the Gelli Plate


This gal said she couldn't paint. I would beg to differ. This was one of my favorite prints.


Painting directly on the plate is one of my favorite techniques.


Someone was getting quite artsy.


Brayering over my favorite Faith stencil for a different look.


Lots of very cool designs.


And this "Crowned" stencil was well used.


More, very cute, hearts.




I love seeing how my students make their art their own.








As always, thanks for looking. Up next, a Girlie canvas. Stay tuned!
Fondly, Tami

3 comments:

  1. Love all the designs. I love my Gelli plate - actually very addicted to it. I never put it away. It looks like your class was a great success!

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  2. Hello Tami,

    I share with you the joy of the gelliplate ànd the sharing with students !
    It's so nice to give people the confidence in themselves that anyone can be creative if they get some help to get started.
    I bet you students love the experimenting with all your stencils ( must take a look at your shop…) ànd the results.
    The printing on the throw away fabric is indeed really nice and gives an extra texture.
    Enjoy your classes !

    greetings from belgium
    Inge

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  3. Love these Gelli prints - is there anything funner than Gelli?!

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