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samedi 27 mars 2021

Gelli prints and a postcard

 A few weeks ago I showed you this picture of some collograph gelli prints that I had made using a tutorial from Design Matters TV.


I have started working into a couple of them


but I was soon distracted by the idea of printing the designs onto fabric and came up with these.


The top two are printed onto white cotton sheeting and the bottom three onto hand dyed cottons. I was very pleased with how these turned out - even the ones that dont show up very clearly at the bottom. Needing something for a postcard I took the print on the bottom left 


and bonded it to some pelmet vilene before adding some machine stitch to the background to emphasise the shapes, and to the pomegranate seeds.


I used some gold paint to hightlight the hexagons and the pomegranate and there we are, one postcard!

It has been lovely to watch the garden coming to life during March so I will leave you with a few of my favourite photogrpahs.







13 commentaires:

Rachel a dit…

Your postcard turned out well - just a few details bring the whole thing to life!

Kim a dit…

Your garden is indeed coming to life. Spring is beginning to look pretty there. Love your collograph gelli prints and don't they look fabulous printed onto fabric. Such a creative and unique postcard, Lin.

Annie a dit…

I’m so excited to see this post pop up first in my feed! I’ve been so curious about your process. This gives me more hints. The postcard is so pretty and unique. Your stitching is perfection. The hexie shapes are a great detail added to the design. The zigzag on the edge is the absolute nicest job I have seen for finishing the edge of a postcard. Using a satin thread adds a beautiful frame. Thank you so very much!

Julie a dit…

Thats amazing what you have created there Lin. I love it - that postcard is just beautiful. And your garden sure IS coming to life - very pretty indeed. xx

Chantal a dit…

That's is a great postcard. Very interesting design too. Your garden is coming along beautifully. Mine is finally snowless. It needs to dry a little before I will even think of going in there. I really don't have green thumbs. ;^)

kiwikid a dit…

You have created a beautiful postcard. Lovely to see spring coming.

Unknown a dit…

I love how you've made the plates and stitched into them. The whole process. I bought some plates a few years ago and they're still in the bag...

Bethan a dit…

Such a beautiful and different postcard. Love the details you picked out with your stitching x

Fiona a dit…

such clever fabric art work.... they look great and lovely to see spring happening in your garden....
HUgz

Barwitzki a dit…

The print on fabric and the postcard created from it is beautiful. And your heralds of spring are already far ... I planted spring flowers in my bed yesterday and I am very happy about it ... the birds already sing in the most beautiful tones in the morning, but the tree blossom is here with us in May p.s. I also planted violets :-)))
Many greetings Viola

Jenny of Elefantz a dit…

What a lovely technique! I've never seen that before. Beautiful postcard. :-)

Ondrea a dit…

You are certainly very creative and it looks quite fun to do what you have done. I love the textures and colours, very interesting designs. Clever gal.

Sheryl a dit…

Interesting and different work Lin, very pretty.