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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Such a great visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan today. A serious amount of ferns to enjoy and a great sense of escape in the jungle area! I enjoyed finding so many varied textures, patterns and observing the changing colours of the leaves. Ferns…

Painting Pots like Picasso!

Painting Pots like Picasso!

Prompted by TheTate, London’s get creative like an artist projects and keen to get my 92 year old a Father doing something creative today, we started painting flower pots. At first he was a bit lost with this free style way of painting, but by…

Gelprinting-Sticky Willy leaves!

Gelprinting-Sticky Willy leaves!

These pesky sticky plants are all over my garden, but on closer inspection they reveal an interesting formation of leaves, that works well with gelprinting. Working on different compositions ,making small folded booklets and strips of prints for collage.

Gelli Printing with Dad!

Gelli Printing with Dad!

Thank Goodness for Gelli Printing! Spent an enjoyable morning working that Gelli plate with my 92 year old Dad! We wanted to make some leaf prints into cards to send to family. The simple leaf shapes worked really well and Dad soon got the idea…

Gelli Printed Textures

Gelli Printed Textures

Using just black acrylic paint and a gelplate, a session of finding textures using found objects is a great way to free up and enjoy the process. I like it because it is so easy and quick to get interesting results, great for building a…

My collection of Printing Tools and Inspiration.

My collection of Printing Tools and Inspiration.

These are just part of my collection of potato mashers, rollers, old wool reels, waffle stamps etc. I can’t resist collecting them when I see a new pattern potential, often from car boots or charity shops, it’s surprising how many different designs you can find.…

Gelli Leaf Printing.

Gelli Leaf Printing.

These leaves have finger like shapes and were picked up from a local park, not sure of the name. They make a strong image for printing and today I played with different colour combinations using golden open acrylic paint and a gelplate.Limiting my colour palette…

Collage work with Gel Printed Papers

Collage work with Gel Printed Papers

I have been enjoying printing papers using my gel plate for some years now and find this simple way to play with colours, patterns and shapes so appealing. My pile of printed papers has grown and I find a therapeutic way of using the less…