A little gelli plate printing

I had a quick printing session in the studio this morning before it got too hot. I also bought a Getting Started with the Gelli Plate mini workshop from Julie Fei Fan Balzer which I thought was worthwhile and good value. I watched most of it last night but will need to watch it again […]

new journal pages

A couple of new pages – above is done with water soluble crayons – below left: print, stencil, paint etc. Right: tissue and other papers collaged in, painted and drawn over, metallic wax added. I finished and entered my quilt for ‘Living Colour’ – whether it will be chosen is another thing all together! At […]

Dyeing day

Yesterday I dyed the fabric for the back of my quilt – while I had the colours mixed, I dyed a lot of smaller pieces too cottons, linen, velvet as well as some pieces of lace and ribbon. (above) Close up pics below. I used Azoic dyes which are very quick – only a couple […]

Hot Hot Hot!

Much cooler today – to everyone’s relief, but we’ve had a couple of days 44 and 41C with our hottest night on record at over 29 minimum. A horrible bushfire in the Mundaring/ Parkerville area yesterday caused around 50 homes to be destroyed. We live in the hills too, so I really feel for the […]

Sun prints

I had some pressed rose leaves which I used to make 2 thermofax screens so I thought I would also do a sunprint with the idea of possibly using it in my ‘Living Colour’ quilt. I may over print it with the thermofax screen too. The circular print above is a different kind of sunprint […]

Gelli Printing

I bought my Gelli plates quite a while ago, last year and hadn’t done much with them but today I decided to get them out and spend some time experimenting. I used the smaller 6″ plate with Liquitex acrylic paints and mediums and had some fun. One thing I discovered is smooth paper works best. […]

Happy New Year!

I was meaning to tidy up yesterday but was distracted by some scraps of fabric and ended up with this block so the mess was still waiting for me at the beginning of 2014 – minus a few scraps! I hope 2014 brings good things for you: health, happiness and lots of creativity.

Back to my work

I’m back home now after spending most of the last 2 months staying at my parents’ home so I could look after them while my brother was having a break. I’ll still be going back and forth, but will have time to get back to my own work. We had a lovely Christmas with all […]

Veil of Secrets

This is my finished piece Veil of Secrets (150 x 58cm) from the Mysterium exhibition – detail below:Photographed for the catalogue by Josh Wells. I’ve been spending most of my week lately and continuing until after Christmas, caring for my parents, which is why I’ve been absent from blogging. It also means I can only work on […]