Tuesday, 12 November 2013

November Gelli-Print Party

Spring brings a riot of colour to our streets - the yellow wattle and native frangipani trees, the red and pink bottlebrushes, and the out-of-this-world purple jacarandas. How strange it is to turn a corner and be confronted with a street full of purple trees. And when I say purple, I mean purple - when the blossoms are out there are very few leaves, so where you expect a green canopy, you're met with purple. It's like stepping into a Dr. Seuss book :)

(And here's a photo to prove it)

I wanted to capture the brightness of the colours with the gelli-plate. I haven't used it in this way before. Usually I use blocks of colour, stencils, and stamps. This time a quick paint sketch was in order. 

And while I was playing my teenaged daughter decided now would be the time to have a go. I've offered to let her play ever since the gelli-plate arrived, but she hasn't really shown much interest. Yesterday, however, she wanted to make a background for a quote.

Here are her first experiments:

And here is the finished piece.

The quote resonates with her because she is home-schooled and loves writing. Today she is making a frame for it. I expect it to be on her wall by the end of the day :)


  1. You use the gelli palte in a very original way.
    And finally you daughter enjoyed it, with lovely results.
    It' strange to think that you are in Spring and here in Rome it's so ,so grey! Envying you a lot :-)

  2. Tracy, thank you so much the words of encouragement that you left on my blog. It was so find of you! I just love your Gelli-plate prints, they are divine!

  3. Wonderful that your daughter used your Gelli and this wonderful quote! I've never heard it before.
    Thank you for commenting on my blog about the Gelli piece I made featuring my own teenage daughter!

  4. Not only do you have great prints but I think it is awesome that you arted together! Thanks for sharing with A Colorful Gelli Print Party!


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