Sunprinting and gelli printing again. Yahoo.

Finally, a bit of sun, so I did some sunprinting, and then I did some sunprinting combined with gelli-printing.

I collected lots of interesting leaves on my walk with Stewie through Bunn’s Creek this morning(and walked by a house that was destroyed by fire a few hours later—scary!).

This afternoon, I did some usual sunprinting with orange and green transparent acrylics. I tried some grasses this time, and really like the way they turned out.

orange and green sunprintsThen I decided to mix things up, by doing the background on the gelli plate first, adding some texture, and then adding leaves for sunprinting:

gelli sunprintThis gives a much more interesting background…with textures and a watercolour like effect. I posted a few of these last summer too, but since taking a few gelli-plate classes, I now know more texture processes(see here for more info: http://acolorfuljourney.com)

Since I had my gelli-plate out, I did some printing onto fabric and paper using leaves as resists on the gelli-plate. This technique is being featured on another blog:

http://andthenwesetitonfire.blogspot.ca/2013/06/junes-technique-gelli-plate-on-fabric.html

I actually used a failed sunprint, and gelli-printed on top of it(twice) with an alder leaf(I think) and got an interesting piece that is just perfectly sized for a fabric postcard. I will add batting behind the leaf-print  and trim excess batting away to give a trapunto look, and then quilt the background on some Peltex for the postcard. Some purple/pink threads will highlight the leaf perfectly. I love the way the 2 printings didn’t line up perfectly:

leaf  for postcardAnd lastly, I couldn’t resist pulling a ghost print on paper:

blue leaf ghost printGhost prints are definitely my favorite….especially when old paint is pulled up too. So much fun in just a few minutes of playing in the sun and playing with my gelli-plate.

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5 thoughts on “Sunprinting and gelli printing again. Yahoo.

  1. Hello from the UK, thanks for visiting me. I’m so glad you called by so that I could visit your gorgeous blog. I love the sun prints and the gelli plate printing. I have just bought a plate and can’t wait to play. You have inspired me…thank you.

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  2. Hello from the west side of Winnipeg! Isn’t it great to see the sun? (Well, except for the storms that blew through this evening.)
    Love your sunprints, especially the gelli-print backgrounds. What a great idea to combine the two techniques. (I just did Carla Sonheim’s gelli plate class, so I’m having fun with printing, too.)

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