On my way to the grocery yesterday, I just had to stop by Traderbakers, a permanent flea market. I haven’t been in there for a while, so I was looking forward to seeing if they had anything I might use in my art processes.
I will be taking a batik class in April at Making Ends Meet in Kentucky. I thought this would be a great place to find some old potato mashers to use with the wax. I lucked out and found three vintage tools – a wisk and two mashers that I thought might work. When I returned home I decided to test drive them with my gelli printing plate.
Click on the pictures to take a closer look. For the final layer on these prints I used the wisk as a stamp and dipped it in the paint.
Then I used a couple pieces of my marbled fabric. For these I just used the wisk.
I loved all of the circles and lines. I really liked the added depth I got with adding gelli printing to my fabric. The more I use the gelli printing plate I find that I don’t need to use a lot of paint. The less is better especially when adding a second or third layer. I also liked using the wisk on the cardstock as a stamp. I need to do more experimenting.