Hello and lovely Sunday! Here's a little something I created for Craft Stamper magazine, more over to an article "Gelli Plate Patterns" in April 2016 issue. The article was about using Gelli Plate with acrylic paints and creating a one of a kind piece of fabric.
This piece had a few sources of inspiration. First was the awesome workshop Nathalie Kalbach and Birgit Koopsen held in Turku last year. I've owned a Gelli Plate for some time, but it's not been my great love. What I learned during the workshop is that for one, it's all about the layers and two, my Gelli Plate was too big for my use. So after that I bought a smaller one and I've done a lot more printing since then!
Other source of inspiration for the piece was the ongoing textile trend. At least I have noticed textiles and fabrics popping up here and there in the course of the last couple of years. Naturally there's a huge amount of mixed media artists working solely with textiles but to my eyes there's more and more mixing things up going - adding different materials and trying out new things in the big field of mixed media blog world.
I had so much fun doing this piece! Not only playing with the Gelli Plate but also sewing the little pencil case. At first I was trying to think how to sew the case, but then I thought not to be silly and use the variety of sewing tutorials available on the net. I actually then followed this one (link) with a few minor differences.
Thank you for stopping by today and wishing you a lovely start to the new week!
Materials: Stampendous, Gelli Arts, Ranger, The Crafter’s Workshop, Prima Marketing, Talens