These are the fabric prints I made using the homemade gelli. I was the first to start and it didn't take long to realize "this" was not going to work.
I started with dark fabric (no) and used a complimentary color (no). The transparent paint made the fabric look dirty, muddy.
OK, so don't do that again. Then I stumbled onto layering like Judith did on paper. I love the results.
Making areas of the plate with gold paint used
This was a print I made of the insect stamps - boring - so I did another layer. Laura thought it looked like hieroglyphics.
I took a piece of fabric big enough to cover the gelli twice. I took a print and a ghost print. The print above was a ghost print - very faint- then I added the strips from a mask I cut.
Although not terribly successful, it IS a start. A few are OK and others need a bit more work. However you rate it, it was so much fun.
The ProFab paint dried quickly and we never smeared. LOTS of fun!!
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