Sunday, 19 October 2014

Meet Phillippa Montier

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 19 - Meet blog hopper Phillipa Montier

I first met Pip when she joined the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts FaceBook group and shared her beautiful gelli prints with us. 


 Pip Montier is an emerging artist, working primarily in oils and acrylics, with interests in drawing and printmaking. Since being introduced to the gelliplate in 2013 she has become quite addicted and enjoys finding new techniques and possibilities for using the gelli in her art. Currently studying towards a degree in Fine Art, she is a full-time artist and her work can be found in collections in Australia and the UK.


 Follow pip on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PhilippaMontierArtist or on her blog: www.pipart71.weebly.com


Check out Pip's blogpost and the other artists participating in the Gelli Print Blog Hop this week:

Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant  http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.wordpress.com/
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-textileartist.com/
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net
Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse  Www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

Have fun!
 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Meet Linda Stokes

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 18 - Meet blog hopper Linda Stokes

I met Linda through the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Group and was thrilled to find out that she is a local Perth girl and that one day we may meet in real life!!!

I'm a textile artist living and working in Western Australia. Surface design - print and dye - is my specialty but I enjoy most forms of textile practice. Other favourites are free machine embroidery, cloque, mixed media, quilting, etc. Really, anything that involves colour and texture! I'm a maker of wall pieces, bags, wearables, who also exhibits and teaches.

Where you will find Linda:


Check out Linda's blogpost as she will have a giveaway to celebrate her new website, and the other artists participating in the Gelli Print Blog Hop this week too:

 Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant  http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.wordpress.com/
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-textileartist.com/
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net
Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse  Www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

 Have Fun!!!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Meet Jacques Williamos

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 17 - Meet blog hopper Jacques Williamos


I first met Jacques when she joined the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts FaceBook group and shared her beautiful gelli prints with us.


Check out Jacques's blogpost and the other artists participating in the Gelli Print Blog Hop this week:

Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant  http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.wordpress.com/
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-textileartist.com/
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net
Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse  Www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

Thanks for hopping on....enjoy!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Meet Joanna Grant

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 16 - meet our next blog hopper Joanna Grant


I first saw Joanna's artwork on Pinterest and was thrilled that she joined the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Group  to share her beautiful gelli art with us.



Joanna Grant (aka "Joanna Banana") is a Canadian mixed media/collage artist who specializes in using recycled materials in her art.  For the past 15 years she's been taking trash and turning into treasures for others to enjoy.
She's become a Gelli Printing fanatic since Gelli Arts first brought out their products and loves to incorporate her gelli prints into her colorful, crazy collage art.
She is an instructor and published artist and her work can be found in collections worldwide. 
To see more of her work visit:


Check out Joanna's blogpost and the other artists participating in the Gelli Print Blog Hop this week:

Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant  http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.wordpress.com/
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-textileartist.com/
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net
Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse  Www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

Have fun!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Gelli Print Blog Hop and Giveaway

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 15 - Gelli Print Blog Hop with a tutorial and a giveaway!

Today I'm starting off the Gelli Print Blog Hop with a how I made this tutorial of this Flower Power mixed media painting.

Flower Power, Mixed Media on Cardstock, 20cm x30cm, 8" x 12"

Supply List - cardstock, gelli prints (you could use scrapbooking papers), paper cutter/scissors, gel medium and acrylic paints.

1. I created some gelli prints using red, orange, yellow and pink acrylic paints and a variety of textures.


2. I cut them into a variety of different sized rectangles and squares and collaged them onto cardstock using gel medium, starting from the middle. Coat the collage in a thin layer of gel medium.


3. When finished I trimmed down the edges.


4. I then used white acrylic paint to outline the flowers.


5. Next, I painted in between the flowers with an opaque colour to blockout the background - I used turquoise and white.



6. Repaint the white lines as they may have turquoise paint on them and this will make them crisper.

Here is the second one I made -



 I tore the gelli prints into strips before gluing them down, I then made a glaze by mixing a little of a transparent paint with a lot of gel medium - a few drops of paint to about a teaspoon of medium, paint over all of your collage.

GIVEAWAY!!! Yes!!!  I'm going to be giving away the first mixed media Flower Power painting.

All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog from today until 3pm Perth time/3am New York time on 23rd October when I will choose and announce the winner. It's as easy as that.

Here's the list of all the Gelli Print Blog Hoppers for you to visit over the next week - check out their beautiful artwork and look for some more giveaways:

Wednesday 15th Oct Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.blogspot.com.au/
Thursday 16th Oct Joanna Grant  http://joannabananadesignoriginals.blogspot.com
Friday 17th Oct Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.wordpress.com/
Saturday 18th Oct Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-textileartist.com/
Sunday 19th Oct Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Monday 20th Oct Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Tuesday 21st Oct Gail Schmidt http://www.shabbycottagestudio.net

Wednesday 22nd Oct Tami Sturm Howse  Www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com


Have fun!!

PS Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?

Then I would love you to join me at the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. This group is open to people who use a Gelli Arts Plate or who make their own gelatin plate.







Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Van Gogh's Postman

BlogtoberFest 2014 - Day 14 - Van Gogh's Postman


Today I managed to work more on the ecourse I'm taking - Jeanne Oliver's Studying Under The Masters - Portraits and Self Portraits. I have painted Van Gogh's Postman (Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin, April 1888) in acrylics and found it very challenging but a lot of fun.  It was difficult to do without knowledge of the colours he used and I found it hard to get my brushes to show distinct lines/patterns.....

Here's the evolution pic:


Prior to this I created this Frida painting to practice faces - I used graphite pencil and gesso.  For the postman I found some charcoal which works better.


Tomorrow is the start of the Gelli Print Blog Hop and I'm having a giveaway - so pop back them and check it out!