Life seems to get in the way of my creating my own artwork, and with Art Kruze on the way I gotta get going! However, helping others create is still one of my favourite things. I recently had gelli printing demonstrated, and I am on it! I created some plates and have had both my young artists and my Monday adult group give it a shot. As usual, the kids just latch on a go for it. The adults are more cautious, but the consensus is it is fun, freeing and has serious creative potential. So, here are some of the younger creations. Evocative, feisty and funky. Enjoy:) Click an image to see the larger version.
The gelli pad acts as the printing plate to create 2 monoprints from each stage, the positive and the reverse. The recipe: 1 1/2 cups glycerin, 7 pouches of gelatin, 1/ 1/2 cups of hot water. Pour into a flat, low receptacle with a very smooth bottom. I found I was easily ably to remove the pad after running my knife around the edge. You can also place the dish in warm water to ease teh pad out.
Come and give it a try during our Art Kruze weekend, June 11 and 12.
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