Here is the latest image transfer from my gelli plate. I actually haven’t made one in a while. Image transfers are built on the plate and the top layer is what is visible – basically, when you are done, what you see is what you get. Image transfers are great in collages. In fact, the ability to do image transfers is the whole reason I purchased the gelli plate in the beginning.
I linked to a Gelli Arts video a year or so ago that showed me the possibility. It blew my mind and I got a plate. I love using it for all the prints.
Except for the writing, everything else is either a custom stencil, hand-carved stamp, or wooden block (plus sign).
This is a scan of the full image. I didn’t color correct it or crop it. All of the white areas are transparent. The colors above are more true.
This week’s Documented Life Project prompt was to use repeating elements with the journal prompt of “It’s worth repeating.” Here’s my interpretation. I am a little sad that none of the text layers I put below the background color show through.
I used alcohol ink as my background color. Having never really used it in this manner, I didn’t know what to expect. Frankly, I thought the whole thing was ruined. However, with more layers it came together. Best rule of thumb – when in doubt…keep layering!
Yesterday morning, while making my breakfast, I noticed the crisper paper under my breakfast. Deciding it would make the most awesome stencil ever, I went to work. Weeding was kind of a pain – but, there you go. Keep an eye out for it in my work.
Tiny little sauce bowl glazed with Shino. I really like the shino because it turns orange as it interacts with iron in the clay. Next bowl I think I will have to make thinner spots for more orange.