Monday, 26 August 2013

it's been a while...

Didn't realise it's been so long since I last posted, and big changes are in progress for me.  I made a decision to change jobs as I was finding things stressful - and as part of this process I'm relocating to Manchester!
I'm really excited and all things being well, I'll be moving to a lovely 3 bedroomed house with a converted attic that I'm hoping to turn into a craft room.
Gelli printed canvases

Anyway, back to the arty stuff :) Had a great day yesterday with my friends Bibi and Sam, doing a bit of gelli plate printing onto canvas inspired by Donna Downey's gelli plate class the-art-of-gelli-prints-online-workshop . She makes it look so easy, but love that she included a bit where she went wrong :)


Bibi and Sam's

I wasn't sure about one of my canvases but decided to keep going and did another couple of layers on top and some stencilling to finish, quite happy in the end.
stencilled with paynes grey(love this colour)

Added damson india ink
thought Evolve was a good word to stencil on this one as it did!

outlined word in stabilo all pencil in white
added a bit of drippage and doodling to finish

Sam's canvases turned out so well, she did 3 and was really proud - deservedly.  I loved the colours in Bibi's and her abstract poppies

Off to Manchester tomorrow evening to carry out some training - have my survival kit packed, the coffee provided in the hotel room is horrible!