Yes, I intended to have all the Gelli Arts printing plates paints, stencils, bubble wraps, paper of all types, tools, textures etc., etc. cleaned up and the dining room returned to it's purpose - dining! TWO WEEKS AGO! Well, I waited for the new Crafter's Workshop stencils to arrive, ordered more stencils from iStencils.com and waited for them to arrive (conducting several Gelli sessions in between the waits). Last night I was fully DONE, packed up all of the supplies, tools, textures, and paper into two large plastic totes. We carted them off to the storage unit until the next urge or the next visit from paper painting friends.
Here are some of the additions I made to my rather plain muslin painter's smock. The smock had managed to go thru three days of paint slinging on the Gelli plate with nothing more than a one inch smear on the right arm cuff to show for all the messing. The Gelli plate worked great on the fabric using the same acrylic craft paints from the paper projects. The belt (just a one inch woven ribbon from JoAnn's) was particularly fun to Gelli print and stamp. Not sure how I will use the belt or how I will attach it. To the sides, tie in back? At the front and wrap around to tie in back or around again to tie in front? Just another project on the list.
This is what my very talented husband was doing in his basement workshop those three days. Bowls. Gorgeous bowls. From cherry, box elder, soft maple. Some with natural edges, one with burned grooves. The bottom right is a larger bowl from an unknown wood. It's my favorite so far! But I do love the vase. I hear him down there now. I think he's gone on to making "band saw boxes."
Here is a collage of some of my papers. I am ordering some fresh Ice Resin and plan on making another mess when it arrives. Resin papers. More on that mess, later!
And now to start gathering some bead soup for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party! Will keep you posted. That's what blogs are for, eh?