Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Gelli Shoes Workshop Added

Gelli Shoes Workshop added on May 11th at Craft Fusion

4:00pm - 6:00pm
"Gelli Arts Shoes"
Cost:  $20.00
Call to Register: 480-821-3758
Spend the afternoon creating Gelli art-to-wear with fashionable printed shoes you make yourself in this fun and exciting Workshop.  Be the envy of all your friends or make the shoes of your children's dreams as you allow your imagination to roam free.  Choose a special theme or use random stencils as you choose your favorite colors and have fun creating your own wearable "masterpieces".  Seating will be limited to 10,  so be sure to sign up quickly!  Let your creativity go free in this affordable Workshop and join us for some summertime fun!
Supplies to Bring:  Canvas tennis shoes (white is best, but they MUST be canvas); craft sheet; Gelli Arts printing plate (6"x6"); hard rubber brayer; and small bottle of hand sanitizer for cleaning your Gelli Arts plate.  Instructor will provide craft acrylic paints; stencils and stamps; textures (both found and purchased).  Optional Supplies:  Gloves; any favorite acrylic paints, stencils, or stamps. 
Remember, you can make shoes for adults or children in this workshop. Check out my blog for other posts on gelli shoes. They were too fun to make and you can see a sample in the shop. Join the crazy fun.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Puzzle Piece Challenge: Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Themed Puzzle Piece

This is my Mardi Gras themed puzzle piece for the May Challenge. I used a piece of dotted Mardi Gras colored fabric for the base and painted Lumiere Light Body Metallic Acrylic by Jacquard (Grape #546) around the edges. Next, I applied Designer Adhesive (which dries clear and is meant for Art Glitter) and then Purple Passion Art Glitter, which I shook from the little spoon. Next, I punched holes around the 6 extensions with my Cropodile and added Mardi Gras themed wine charms. The little metallic masks work well. The little wooden crown in the center was painted with the same purple paint and glued with Aleene's Tacky Glue in the center. Voile!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Canvas Gelli Journal Class Coming Soon

Gelli Arts Canvas Journal
Saturday, May 11, 2013  11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: $45.00
Call to Register: 480-821-3758

In this workshop, we are going to focus on creating gelli prints on both muslin and canvas and create a canvas journal for embellishment. Techniques will include monoprinting, stenciling and stamping, tag-making and much more. Muslin and canvas absorb acrylic paint much differently than paper yet add so much opportunity for creative embellishment, join us for a day of experimentation with gelli plates. Seating will be limited to 10, so sign up quickly. Those gelli plates are flying off the shelf as crafters and artists are discovering their potential for creative exploration. You don’t want to miss out on this fun-filled workshop! 

Supplies to bring: Gelli Arts printing plate (any size), hard rubber brayer, gesso and suitable paint brush for preparing canvas pages, small foam brush, craft sheet, blank canvas journal, small bottle of hand sanitizer for cleaning your plate. (Gloves are optional if you are a neatnik.)

Instructor will provide: Craft acrylic paints, paper towels, stencils and stamps, textures (both found and purchased), muslin. Please note that as an option, you may bring your own from home.

Note: It is highly recommended that you go ahead and gesso (2 coats) the pages of your canvas journal prior to coming to the workshop so that you have sufficient drying time (I let mine dry overnight) and can begin immediately to print onto your substrate. You’ll be able to get further in the workshop if you do this “homework”.

Canvas Journal Cover Embellished

Canvas Journal Back Cover Finished

Pages 2-3

Pages 4-5

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gelli Whisk Rose

Gelli Whisk Rose
And so...no more scrambled eggs at my house. I used my kitchen whisk to make a rose in the upper right corner of this gelli print done on artist's canvas. I had made a background using purples and greens that I wasn't really thrilled with, and it kept telling me it needed red. Red. Red. And I wanted circles, but not whole circles, just that effect. So out came the kitchen spiral whisk that I use to make scramble eggs. Or should I say that I formerly used for eggs? Now it is my newest tool for creating flowers. Mary and I had too much fun playing with this, springing and springing and springing the gadget dipped in the red paint. And then...as true collaborators so often do, Mary got even further inspired and ran to get her "old red frame that had been in the closet for years with seemingly no purpose." Magnifique!

What's hiding in your closet that is just perfect for your project?  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Clown Fish

Here is the beginning of my newest fish. It's a small yet very recognizable clown fish. It will join the other fabric fish that I'm collecting.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Purple Fish

Here is my next fish. I seem to have a thing for fish lately. This one is done in all varieties of purple batiks. It will continue to be added to as the piece grows.

I've done some enhancing with a pink wax crayon on the eyes, gills and lower rear fin.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gelli Journal on Canvas

Front Cover
On May 11, we are going to have a workshop on Canvas Gelli Journals at Craft Fusion. Here is a cover shot of the sample journal that I am working on right no, but remember that your journal can be any theme or color that you want. we've covered the basics of gelli plate printing on various kinds of paper, but this is your chance to learn about the variances between paper and canvas in designing and constructing your personal art journal.

To sign up for the workshop, call Charmaine at 480-821-3758. For more information, check out www.craftfusionaz.com.

Back Cover

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gelli Art at Craft Fusion

Today was an Intro to Gelli Printing workshop at Craft Fusion (www.craftfusionaz.com) in Chander, AZ. Pictured here is Sharon, who is busily creating her masterpieces. All agreed it was a fun-filled Saturday morning. The next workshop, which will be a canvas gelli journal, is scheduled for May 11th. Come join us if you are in the area.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ATC Night at Craft Fusion

Rockin' Robin ATC
Crocheted Duck ATC
Steampunk Ladies ATC
Tonight was ATC night at Craft Fusion. This is a sampling of the ATCs that were traded. Craft Fusion, located in Chandler, AZ, can be found at www.craftfusionaz.com. The May themes are Vintage Mother's Day and Cook's Choice (your choice of theme). The meeting date is the 2nd Thursday might of the month, May 9th, 6-8 pm. June's themes are Send in the Clowns and Games People Play, scheduled for June 12th

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yellow & Blue Coaster Gelli Tag

See how it changes when you use blue for more emphasis? This is the same silicon coaster as used before...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Orange & Yellow Tag

Orange & Yellow Acrylic Paints, Needlepoint Canvas, Punchinella, Crafter's Workshop Stencils. Yummy....

Potato Masher, Crafter's Workshop 6" Stencil using Orange Acrylic Paint

Yellow & orange acrylic paint, silicon coaster with raised dots used to stamp, small accent of light blue acrylic paint added