Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer Gelli Printing Fun

Hello, my name is Aimee and I'm a Gelli printing addict.  Seriously.  It's probably one of the fastest rising new disorders among art teachers and artists today.  Here's my new Gelli printed project:


My aforementioned disorder has me awake at night thinking 'what the heck am I going to do with ALL THESE GELLI PRINTS?'  Even though I opened a second Etsy shop for all my printing, they're not exactly flying off the shelves AND there are some prints that just aren't very good. So, one Sunday night when I'd napped too long and couldn't sleep and oh-my-gosh-why-am-I-still-awake-I-have-to-work-tomorrow I decided I needed to do more printing (of course, more Gelli printing is the solution!), but this time with my new circle Gelli plate (bought at NAEA in Chicago) and on the back of my not-favorite prints.  Because it seems way to hard to explain that with typed words, I made a video of my paper flower printing with a document camera I'm trying to get used to:

video

After I made several flowers (when I should have been sleeping to prepare for a full day of elementary art teaching) I decided to make them into a necklace.  And it worked! And I wore it all around and basked in the compliments! Then I continued making more and more flowers and making different things (like broach/pins, which I haven't worn yet) and toyed with the idea of putting them into my Etsy shop, but I just haven't done it yet.  So if you're interested in A) learning how to make these flowers into a necklace, or B) would maybe purchase one from me on Etsy, could you let me know?  Then I'll get more document camera practice and/or get more Etsy sales.  
Happy and restful summer for all of you who [like me] are soaking up every minute of rest and relaxation and I FEEL YOU for those trying to make it to the bitter end (you've totally GOT THIS, you can DO IT 'cause art teachers are AWESOME).

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