Hello fellow Gelli Arts® enthusiasts! Kirsten Varga here!
I am super excited to share in the creativity and inspiration of my fellow Gelli Arts® Artists. I was inspired by the Gelli Arts® September theme, #GelliFallFever to create a wreath and I hope it gives you an idea of what to create with all your wonderfully layered and patterned gel prints.
Make sure to check out the giveaway at the end of my blog!
First, you need to create a variety of luscious printed papers. I set up a table and had a marathon monoprinting session using a Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ plate and Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints.
For texture, I used a variety of fibers, handmade foam stamps, found objects and Artistcellar stencils.
I kept it loose
and just had fun as I went from color to color and texture to texture to create
layers and layers. In the end I had a stack of lovely printed papers from which
I chose a few to use for my wreath.
Next, I gathered my willow wreath base and my glue gun. I also cut leaf shapes from my chosen papers. I ended up cutting up two full sheets into my leaf shapes. So. Many. Leaves!!
Lastly, it is time to assemble! To start, I glued five small groups of leaves evenly spaced around the wreath. This gives me a balanced start.
The last step is to just keep
going around and around placing the leaves until you reach the level of
fullness you are looking for.
I found it handy to have a skewer
near by to help set the leaves into the nooks and crannies of the wreath and
not burn my fingers.
Your wreath is now ready to be displayed!
-Gelli Arts® 9″x12″ Gel Printing Plate
-Gelli Arts® 4″ Roller
-Gelli Arts® Premium Acrylic Paints
-Paper to print on (I used a Kraft colored
-Found materials to use for texture when
printing (some suggestions are: stencils, fancy yarn, cardboard
tubes, produce netting, homemade foam stamps)
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