This coming Saturday is the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival and I'll be there doing mono-print demos on the Gelli Plate. Best part? If you attend, you get to try it too!
Creating a mono-print is great fun, whether on paper
|Gelli-print on paper using masks, stencils and bubble wrap|
or fabric, (sorry, we're not showing any printed body parts in this family-friendly post, no matter what the poster infers)
|Gelli print on fabric using cheesecloth as stencil|
and it starts to get really interesting when you add Inktense Pencils
|Inktense pencil work on fabric Gelli-printed with fun foam template|
and/or the incomparable Art Foamies (created right here in Creston, BC!) to the mix.
|ArtFoamie stamped on Gelli-printed fabric|
Want some even better news about this Saturday and the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival? When you attend, and register for this upcoming playshop
you'll get your choice of an added bonus. Choose from a selection of hand-cut stencils (yes, that's yours truly slaving over a hot stencil burner and sheets of cold house wrap), or an ArtFoamie stamp (Remember above where I told you they're incomparable? Truth!)
|One of eight house-wrap stencils to be given away - each unique|
Only on Saturday, April 22 and at the Kootenay Fibre Festival will you have this opportunity - unbelieveable (barely), not to be repeated (this year anyway), and truly totally amazing!
The benefits are legion. The playshop is highly entertaining whether you're a fibre freak, a creative looking for a place to play and learn, or an established artist in any medium. After making some 800+ prints for my own entertainment, I can safely say that it's more fun than you can possibly imagine! You say you don't have any experience in creating art? You don't need it! No skills? They come in the learning package - no extra charge - and heavily disguised as fun.
If you've taken any of my other playshops, you'll know they are stress-busters that promote a desire for more, more and more creative fun. If you're a newbie, you're going to love it! This Saturday - come and register.