Archive for April 15th, 2007

We Interrupt

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

…our regularly scheduled programming to announce that this blog has been nominated for a Thinking Blogger Award by Deb over at Red Shoe Ramblings

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That Deb has singled me out, again, as one of her fave blogs, makes this old lady very happy!

Now, the rules are that I need to select 5 blogs for this honor. That is difficult because I have lots of favorites. But these bloggers truly inspire me and make me think.

I have many more blogs and fave bloggers on my list, but these 5, for different reasons, inspire me every time they post something new on their blogs.

I had some internet problems today, but am back on so will catch you up with my Art Quilt Tahoe activities tomorrow.

AQC Day One Cont.

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Taking a break from soy wax batiking to finish yesterday’s work. Gelatin printing was not on the schedule, but we begged and Rayna made a huge pan of gelatin and cut it up for us to use. Here is my piece of gelatin after much use. It gets better, the more you play with it.gelatinplate.jpg

Here is the process:

Brayer some paint on to the gelatin.

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Then, place an object with some dimension on the painted plate.

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Place the fabric on the gelatin plate and pat it with your hand. The impression of the object is left on the fabric.

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Here is apiece that I gelatin printed in blue.

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These will become background pieces for collages or get cut up and used in another way. This is really lots of fun and the possibilities are limitless.

OK! Off to take a walk and work off my Mexican lunch. Then, back to work.