We each churned out a lot of deli paper, envelopes, and book pages while yapping non-stop. We'd never met in person but have been exchanging mail art for a while. We swapped "where I live" booklets a while back - I really need to post about that because it was a lot of fun. Anyway, we hit it off great and once we got to my house, we never stopped talking and laughing unless our mouths were full.
Too. Much. Fun.
No matter how much you keep in touch online, there is simply no substitute for getting together. I'd post more about our visit, except that I didn't take a single damn picture. Crazy, I know. And sooo unlike me but I know Pamela did, so when she posts about her visit, I'll direct you over there. She did gift me with a cool little booklet which deserves its own post.
Double click each pic to see it large, the best way to look at gelli prints. Over the year and a half I've been gelli-ing, I've learned that I have no desire to make pictures like some folks are doing. I don't even especially care for specific stencils or masks, such as leaves or silhouettes. I really love the random patterns made from lots of layers of various marks such as bubble wrap, pattern stencils, etc. And I love the grungy ones, which is why I never clean my plate or my brayers.
|Envelope with hand made foam addy stamp.|
|Love doing gelli prints on book pages.|
|Huge bubble wrap that was pressed into rolled out paint |
on the plate to make marks, then pressed
onto this page to use up the picked up paint.
|The design is the bottom of a card board egg carton |
pressed into the rolled out paint.
Open your eyes to *everything* when thinking
about what you can make marks with.
|I squirted paint onto the plate, then wandered off |
to talk to Pamela about something.
When I came back and rolled out the paint,
it still left the swirl imprint. Interesting.