Taking nine small canvasses, and attempting to print them with a Gelli plate was definitely playtime. Each of these babies has a very small (2" square) opening on the back, which was the place for my finger to poke around and press the canvas to the painted Gelli plate - rather like trying to thread a needle in the dark!
For some unknown reason, I decided to tie these pieces together through the use of a rainbow theme and having no two stencils alike to start. Some of them worked well, and some of them not so much.
By the time I finished patterning all nine of them, I had a pile of Gelli-printed papers, some nicely painted stencils,
and a row of randomly-marked baby canvasses.
They're even more startling up close.
Stay tuned for stage three, as will I - I've no idea where we're going from here! More Gelli printing? Layers of papers? Text?
The possibilities are endless, and mixed media can take them anywhere.