Friday, 6 November 2015

Studio time at Puffin...

...is always more fun when it's shared, and never better than when it's shared with a group.

This week was the Intro to Gelli playshop at Puffin Design, and we had a blast.  With eight ladies printing like they were on fire, the studio was ablaze with colour.

They drew and printed in the paint,

Michelle's stack

and they covered the tables and floor with print after print.

L to R Barb, Myrna, Therese, Anna, Michelle
They deliberated over paint colour, texturing tools, texture templates and stencils, or just tore into it.

L to R Therese, Sue, Michelle & Anna

Here Barb and Myrna had me smiling at their colour coordinated clothing - did they plan that?  I forgot to ask.

Barb and Myrna

Michelle and Sue went at it all evening in their corner,

Michelle & Sue

 as Therese made judicious choices in colour.

L to R Anna, Alison, Kris, Therese

 While I demoed the plastic tape lift to Kris, Therese worked double time with her colour choice.

Win, Kris, Therese - Alison is behind the camera on this one!

 The colour for the print that Myrna is pulling will make a great base for layer two.

Myrna pulls a print
Alison, co-owner at Puffin, got into the act too (she was supposed to be working the gallery floor, but Gelli printing is THAT addictive).
Alison goes to town at my demo station.
We had a ton of fun, and really, isn't that what creativity is all about?  I've a sneaking suspicion that there may be another Gelli-addicted creative or two in town as a result.


20 comments:

  1. What great fun that workshop would have been ! Happy Weekend, xx

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    1. I know I had a great time, Shirley - SO can't get enough of Gelli printing! xo

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  2. WOW!!!
    What a FUN time!!!!
    YOU inspired me = )

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    1. Thanks, Sue - hard to be anything but inspired when there's a Gelli plate in the vicinity of the studio!

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  3. looks like you were in your element - creating more color addicts - good job

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    1. Isn't that the truth, Val?! There's nothing I enjoy more.

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  4. Val nailed it!
    Great post. Love seeing the Puffin studio space (how perfect) turned into the workshop venue. You made a big - FUN - mess there!

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    1. It was a colourful riot, Alice, amidst the perfect studio/workshop space!

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  5. Seems you enjoyed this very much! I would really like to join such an event! Happy weekend!
    oxo
    Susi

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    1. It WAS fun, Susi - would love to see you here to join in sometime too! :D

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  6. Ooo, I spotted some really cool prints! Nice, spacious studio with lots of flat surfaces - only in my dreams! The ladies seem to be so engrossed in their activity - I bet you all had a fab time!

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    1. It's a marvellous area, and those ladies made great use of the space and supplies, didn't they?!

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  7. These pics are so fun to see Win. Wow - what a great class and lots of productivity, for sure. FUN FUN FUN... for them and a bit of work for you but FUN too!!!!! Thanks bunches for sharing this. j.

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    1. It was a wonderful group, and so willing to play. :D

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  8. Absolutely agree! You probably have started a Gelli epidemic! heehee Next it will be color piggies running wild! LOL
    This is what it's all about WIn! So happy to see and hear everyone having such a wonderful art time! xo

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    1. I hope so, Jackie - it's the most wondrous tool in my studio box, right next to all those paint colours! xo

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  9. Looks like you had such a fun time. Shame I live over the water, too far to join you! Awesome prints.

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    1. You'd be welcome any time you'd like to do a road trip, Susan! ;-)

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  10. Hi Win, like Susan I would love to join you as I love Gelli printing but I am going to a workshop soon with Hels Sheridan using the melt pot which should be fun.
    Have a good weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

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    1. Oooooh, haven't heard of the melt pot - I'll be watching for your post. Have fun!!! xo

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