Wednesday, October 02, 2013

First Freeze

I am back again after the summer hiatus.  We spend those months with our children and grandchildren, so all my time is taken up with making memories to last me through the winter.  That being said, this challenge called to me and I developed several ideas, finally settling on this piece of fiber art.
The base fabric was made with one of my new favorite tools, the Gelli Plate.  I used several different techniques to build up the surface texture including brush strokes, stamps, and tree stencils.  I was very taken with the ghosting which occurred on the right side of the piece.  I also really like the ethereal feel of this piece.  Can you see the bird up in the bare limbs of the tree?  I decided to finish this differently than I usually do by mounting it on a black canvas and adding some old jewelry findings, metallic skeleton leaves, and some decorative trim.  I am really happy with the end results and I am sure that I will be playing with these techniques again.
Thanks for a fun and interesting challenge!


fastfriday said...

What a great idea. I'm not familiar with Gelli Plate. What is it? Your piece is beautiful. Pam Clark

Meena said...

Looks great! I can almost place myself looking up through the trees. I also like what you did with the border.

Louise Page said...

Pam, a Gelli plate is made by Gelli Arts which is a printing plate which you can do mono prints on. It is used like the gelatin molds you make from gelatin and then use to make prints from. The Gelli Plate remains stable, so you don't have to make a new one to print with each time you do mono prints. There are numerous videos on You Tube demoing the process. You can see the GelliPlates at

fastfriday said...

Interesting piece and process, Louise. Makes me want to get in my studio and make some prints!! Wonderful result.


Tobi said...

You have achieved a lovely texture with your printing technique.