The #cjs20 artist for day 17 was Tania Ahmed – I hadn’t seen her work before and love the way she uses small gelli plates. I don’t have the really little ones, so made do with what I have. This was a fun project, culminating in an A6 journal – this is a sample of the pages I made into the finished journal (the coke can photo is to give you the scale.)
I decided I wanted some gelli print samples that have a description of my process on the piece of paper, so people who come to gelli classes have visual reminders. I’ve spent time this afternoon recording my process. I don’t find that easy because I get distracted and keep creating, then can’t remember exactly what I have done! Here’s a sneak peak ahead of classes in Hawera this coming Wednesday 10 July and Greymouth on Saturday 20th July. Email at cathsheard @xtra.co.nz if you’d like more information.
Paint on the plate ready to print.
The finished print.
This mess on my desk is a sure sign that art is about to happen. I am getting ready to try some faux Chine Colle, which is the latest technique on the Gelli Art blog. More photos later…
I’ve been making a few cards lately, because I am having a spell of letter writing. I am more likely to write letters when I am stressed and, although I am not stressed at the moment, I do have a lot on my mind. Incidentally, few things stress me – if I am stressed it usually means someone near to me is sick. My most recent cards have included layers of gelli print scraps, white gel pen, glitter glue, and texture compound through stencils.
My day has looked like this:
This is what I do, what I think about, who I am: