Fiber Junkies met in July at Gen's home for a day of monoprinting and Gelli printing. We had an assignment to bring a tip or technique to share - definately made the meeting more interesting. But before we dove in, we had a fabulous show and tell.
Kate also shared her latest batik piece. Her and Denny have been taking semi private lessons from a very talented batik artist. I love the look.
Gen has been working in paper, making collages and journals. She found the old book above left...removed @ every third page, then glued 3 pages together at a time to give it more body to work on...She hasn't started on it yet but it will be fun to see what she does with it.
And more papers from Gen using party napkins...do you find yourself using someone's restroom and discovering pretty little disposable hand towels - allowing your hands to air dry so you can keep your towel for art...
Here's the clear wrap on left...I'm getting ready to try it. Mary used an envelope lined with bubble wrap for softness and covered it with plastic wrap.
Denny had plenty of cutouts for us to use made with her Accuquilt
I found by leaving the paint on the surface for a while, it separates and leaves tiny little blank spaces. I liked this happy accident. On the right was my attempt at using clear plastic wrap. I couldn't get the paint to apply evenly....so back to the gelli plate
Denny was experimenting with her disperse dyes and synthetic fabric. She's great at layering which is a fun thing to do with these dyes.
There was a lot of paint left on the gelli plate I was using...it had dried so I coated it with white paint and while the white paint was still wet, laid fabric on top. The results - the white paint loosened the dried paint and all came off on fabric (top left). I love the look...on the right - working with leaves as a resist.
And lunch, eating off of Gen's beautiful handmade placemats....A great day.