Mixed media pencil case - Craft Stamper

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


Kathy Bradley said...

Gorgeous pencil case - your designs and colors on the fabric are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, Riikka!

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Yummm!!! loving it!!! such an awesome pencil case - and congratulations for the publication!!!

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