Sometimes when I am practicing, I will have several days of success followed by several days of failure. I think I am in a failure period. I’ve been distracted and uninspired but I practice every day anyway. I really believe that making marks – even the uninspired ones – brings the next period of growth. So here’s the sort of flat and wonky queen of hearts.
So, I watched this video from Gelli Arts the other day…
I grabbed some labels that I had laying around and gave it a try. I don’t have the mini gelli plates yet. (They are currently in transit.) I think this will be a fun technique to add some fun to my mixed-media journal pages. I did another page that would have been amazing but I used light amount of paint and left it on a bit. And many of the labels stuck to the plate during the pull which was less than ideal. I was able to save a few, at least.
It reads, “Love is for everyone” and “Coming into Focus”
I started working on this spread with no major plan except that I wanted to use red and that it should have a hand drawn focal point – as is the prompt for the Documented Life Project week 12 (March 21). I didn’t plan on doing art as commentary but there you have it.
Here is a gelli print I completed on a wood canvas. The word and key are vinyl. Things are still pretty busy through April. I am hoping to get more time in the studio soon. Tomorrow and Sunday I will be attending some Dina Wakley classes at Ben Franklin. I’m looking forward to some arty fun.
Here’s a little boat tray I have in progress. I used a chrysanthemum button for the bottom and a bird embossing plate on the inside. This was an experiment so we will see how it all comes together. It’s prepped for bisque firing now. I think I will just be clear glazing the inside.