Saturday, July 1, 2017

Gelli Plate Feathers





I've wanted to learn about gelli plate printing for some time, and found a local class offering lessons on printing, but only on feathers.   It sounded like fun.

After learning the technique, I wondered what to do with the feathers.  Most of the people in class were using theirs as hair accessories when they attend the Oregon Country Fair next weekend (It's like a renaissance festival on steroids.).

Think I'll just plop them in a small clear vase and put them in our future studio.

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After the class, I took a quick browse through the store and just happened to see this great deco-style paper pack which will be great for gift boxes.


I also picked up a book on collage techniques and hope to try one out on a deco portrait next week.

Hope you're having a great weekend!





31 comments:

  1. Chris, the feathers are really pretty. I knew nothing about gelli plate printing, so I checked out some tutorials online. It looks like fun! I like the art deco paper. I think you had a very successful day!

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    1. Thanks, Candy. It was a nice day. These short, three hour classes are lots of fun.

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  2. Gasp! Those feathers are GORGEOUS! I love them - and can totally see them on a canvas! xo

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. Incorporating them into a mixed media project is a great idea!

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  3. wonderful the feathers ....Iove this !!!
    the painting is very nice!!!!
    Good Day
    Elke

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    1. Thanks, Elke. I like the cover image on the paper, too!

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  4. Gelliprint on feathers ... I never would have come up with this idea! There is a big contrast in the material, but it looks very crazy, colorful patterns on feathers!
    wishing a beautiful Sunday - Ulrike

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    1. I never would have come up with this idea either, Ulrike. Some people in class did their feathers in neon colors - beautiful.
      Hope you have a beautiful Sunday, too!!

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  5. Oh, a new idea: Gelli printing on feathers! And they turned out wonderful!
    I am curious about your next deco portrait in collage technique.
    Best regards, Rike

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    1. Thank you, Rike.
      I'm curious about the collage portrait, too. It will be nice doing something (for me) different.
      Have a wonderful day, Rike.

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  6. The feathers are gorgeous, Chris! I really like this concept.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. They were so much fun to do!

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  7. Your feathers are gorgeous - wow! It's hard to know what to do with them, I agree. They look fabulous laid out on the white background. Could you put display them in a shadow box perhaps? Too lovely to not show off. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. Shadow box - what a great idea! Thanks!!

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  8. .Each one is so colorful and so pretty that right now it needs to find a colorful vase! Awesome and unique!!!!

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  9. Your feathers are beautiful, Chris! Wonder if you could use the gelli technique that you learned for them on some art paper? Have you seen this guy's work? http://www.featherfolio.com/ We got to see his exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Museum a few months ago.
    Which county fair is that? I really want to go to the Oregon State Fair again one day. Have a wonderful Independence Day!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. And wow - I have never seen Chris Maynard's work. Thank you for the link!!
      Here's the link to the country fair: http://www.oregoncountryfair.org/.

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  10. When I was young I had some feather ear rings, very hip :-) These are really stunning !

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    1. Thanks, Jane. I some some feather earrings, too (when I was young...).

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  11. love the feathers :D so colourful

    I really like using my gelliplate, need to use it more. have printed using feathers but never thought about printing on the feathers themselves, will have to try it :)

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    1. Thanks, Jen. More fun than I thought!

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  12. This must have been a fun class. Your feathers are fantastic, Chris! I love these cheerful pieces.

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    1. It was fun, Julia - more fun than I thought it would be. These mini-classes are great to "shake it up."
      Thanks for commenting!

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  13. Hello Chris,
    That's a funny idea.
    A nice way to brighten these feathers. It's new for me, because I have never seen this before. Great!!

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thanks, Marco! I hadn't seen them before either & I like them because they are so unusual.

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  14. Ah Chris - the feathers are gorgeous. I keep my gathered ones in a vase. Love to touch them and consider those wonderful "birds of the air". Will be looking forward to seeing your collages. That deco paper is so cool. Take care and have a delightful 4th of July. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I love the thought of keeping them in a vase close by, too. They are a good reminder of that lovely scripture!

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  15. Wow again! Love how u photographed them.

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    1. Thanks, girlfriend! Why don't you come over & we'll make some?!

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  16. feathers look so enchanting! loved them all :)

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