Still just experimenting and playing around with my Gelli printing. I go from paper to cloth and back again, but I've been trying out a few new techniques too.
A few close-ups of the first image,
Sometimes, I think cropping can give better results and a more pleasing composition.
I've been doing that quite a lot lately. It makes each piece a lot smaller obviously, but I quite like 'small'.
Above is a Gelli print on paper, and below I've photographed cropped areas that I may cut into.
I covered this particular piece of cartridge paper with white gesso first. You can see the texture quite clearly in the close-ups
The gesso also gives a good surface for scratching into for yet more texture, you can see where I've done that on the right.
I'm really into blue and a limey yellow green at the moment.
This next group are also smaller pieces that I cut from a larger piece, I didn't particularly like. In fact it started out as a Gelli print that went wrong, so I covered it in gesso and then printed over the top, and you can see the thickness of the paint quite easily.
Below two more Gelli prints, which I have in fact since printed onto some canvas, but as yet I haven't added any stitching. I'm not really quite sure how or where to add any!
Oh well, as I said to my son the other day, I'm not really producing anything much to write home about at the moment, but I am creating a wonderful mess each time I attempt anything, and more importantly, having fun, I hope you are too!