Monday, 7 April 2014

"Rock Stories #1" ...beginning a new tri-fold

I'm really on a roll here lately....

....after being completely pooped when I came back from the far east....

...and just simply tired after Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch.....

...I seem to have fallen into mt creative groove and, fortunately, with loads of energy!!

I had my two lovely friends here for the day last Friday, and we had a delightful "play day" with my box of new print blocks from Colouricious.....




...AND a brand new Gelli Plate which I absolutely Loooooooooooooooove!!!!

Here are some page-spreads that I printed for my new series of tri-fold books...

...which I'm calling "Rock Stories".

These fabrics and papers have firstly been printed all over with the Gelli Plate....

....I used a piece of my doubled Landscape Tissue to lift paint off the plate leaving a scrunched texture behind which then transferred onto the fabric/paper surface...




Then I used the print blocks on top when the backgrounds had dried (didn't take very long!)






After I'd prep'd the tri-fold I decided to do a bit of detailed work on one of the centre pages....

......so got out a very fine mapping pen and some Herbin ink.....

.....and dotted-in this character.


It took a little time, but I think it was worth it!



The book is now sitting on the radiator to dry the glue on the folds.....

I'll get back to it later....

,,,after a nice cup of tea! :-)

x C



4 comments:

PaulineC said...

Lucky friends !!! (I would have done one of those winking icons here, but I don't know how )

Chris Gray said...

Hee Hee!

...ask a 5 year-old!!

Living to work - working to live said...

Love the look of this, particularly the background texture from the gelli plates.

Penny said...

Oh these are wonderful. The figures are perfect - hmmm daresay I might 'punch' something like that some day.