Friday, January 5, 2018

Mark Making - Off the Wall Friday

My sister in law, Susan blessed me with some new Gelli Printing Plates for Christmas and it really
has my mind working over drive.  I can't wait to explore the myriad of ways that this product can be used to make a mark.  Researching I found these great videos
and so on, and so on, and so on. . . . . . .

  Yes, I did fall down that rabbit hole known as youtube tutorial videos.  (As an aside, my brother in law Steve, has a saying that if it doesn't have a tutorial on Youtube than its not worth knowing.  We in this house, totally agree!)

Watching these videos, not only was I amazed at the ease and versatility of this product, but of the limitless ways to make marks.  I mean, I guess I realized it before, but seeing them flash in front of my eyes one after another, after another really brought to light how many ways you can make a mark and the type of marks is only limited by your time and energy and creativity.

So I start looking at different marks you can make on fabric and THAT was its own rabbit hole.

I really can't wait to practice trying some of these different marks  One of the things I like best is most of these are done with fabric paint which I can use in my cold winter house (rather than thicken dying of summer weather), use any kind of fabric with no need to prepare it and use very little  chemicals.

Like I said you are limited by  your time and energy and creativity.  Besides, what human doesn't like to make their mark on the world!

So what have you been up to creatively??


  1. Okay, I am intrigued! I haven't gelli printed...yet, so I will be very interested to see what you come up with.

  2. J'aime imprimer avec la gelliplate. sur papier c'est fantastique, sur tissu j'ai une petite réserve car m^me avec peinture textile lors du lavage ça pâlit. A voir je me réjouis de voir vos expériences

  3. Gelli printing is so much fun! I haven't done much with my printed fabric though. I must do that this year.

  4. I have tried a little fabric paint and gelli plates in the past. I love the idea of it but I have yet to find a fabric paint that is soft when done that could be used in quilting or art quilting. If you have any ideas let me know. Love your playing designs.

  5. My personal rabbit hole is tutorials. A lot of them are geared towards paint on paper or in art journals, but she also does some monoprinting with fabric and besides, most everything you can do to creatively apply paint to paper you can adapt for fabric. I recognize the techniques in these videos from some of the things I've seen on joggles and yes, it gets your juices flowing for sure!


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