Messy printing day

November 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm 2 comments

This year in our GeeTAG group we decided to take advantage of the months which had 5 Saturdays and designate them as messy offsite days. Earlier in the year Kerrie mentored a group in a wonderful eco dyeing and printing day and on the 5th Saturday in October we offered a messy printing day at the Shearer’s Arms Gallery studio. This is a fabulous space to ‘get down and dirty’ with paints, something we cannot do in the pristine room we normally use for our monthly meetings.

Many of our group lugged numerous items along for a day of experimenting and playing with prints. It was great to have a day to print uninterrupted by the normal duties of family life and be inspired by my fellow printers, who shared and discussed all ideas freely. There is a write up and photos of many of our results n the GeeTAG blog.

I experimented with the Gelli plate and hot glue gun stencils, creating paper and fabric prints, experimented with circles of all types to create a ‘doodle cloth’ on a cotton cloth from the Op Shop (I may use this for embroidering TAST stitches), and trying out a few of the blocks from other participants.

Glue gun prints, a borrowed block print-printed twice to give the layered image, stencilled image using part of a plastic doily over a mop up cloth:

Printing Day

Backgrounds created from the gelli plate, various objects printed and stencilled, glue gun stencils used as resist with spray paints:

Printing experiments

Overall a fun and successful day of printing.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Luann  |  November 16, 2016 at 10:35 am

    I think those are some very interesting prints. Do you have any current ideas of how you will use any of them? I think sometimes it’s so hard to decide on which idea gets the goodies.

  • 2. carlseapatch  |  November 16, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Hi Luann,
    I was planning on using the cotton circles cloth as a hand embroidery doodle cloth for TAST stitches. I think the face would be good with just some simple hand stitch to add texture. Some may end up as postcards, book covers/pages. I was really just playing with a few techniques I had been meaning to try out. My next experiments will be with thermofax and breakdown printing.


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