Friday, April 20, 2012

SHE's HERE....She's Here!!!!  Today in the mail was my beautiful bird handmade by Cindy Kovack.  She was at Artiscape and I fell in love with her wonderful birds.  I didn't have time to look really well because I had to go teach...but on the drive home the birds were all I could think about.   I LOVE LOVE LOVE HER!!!!!  Isn't she the best!!!! Click here for some music.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gelatin Printing with.....Gelli Arts printing plate!!!!

 This mask was made by Joe Rotella at their booth at Artiscape.  He has the coolest machine that you can find on their site.  I WANT ONE!!!!  It will scan and cut any shape you find from anywhere through your computer.  It is amazing.   Go visit them

 You can use anything you can find in your house or you can use rubber stamps or foam stamps.  The cirlces are a piece of wire I layed down.    Oh and rubbing plates by Cedar Canyon were also used to make some of the animal prints.


GELATIN Printing with the Gelli plate from Gelli Arts.
Also at Artiscape I taught Gelatin Printing on Sunday. It was so much fun. I did have to actually whip up the gelatin and then transport in forms there - but it was worth it. I think the students enjoyed it.

Above are the print I made using the Gelli Arts plate. You can use it over and over again and it will never fall apart like homemade gelatin will. I have the big one. The picture with the turtle is where Paige drew a sea turtle and I used it as a mask and then she glued down the mask to the print. I used Golden Fluid Acrylics - which are absolutely the best!!! The colors are so vibrant and highly pigmented and well....just wonderful to use.  She LOVES it and now it adorns her wall in her room. It is so much fun and if you are interested - go to Glli Arts website and check out their blog. You too can have a ball with Gelli Plates. Check them out here - They have tutorials also that are a big help.  The Golden Fluid Acrylics that we used can be bought online or at your art center.   Also, one of my Michael's here in Louisville carries Golden Fluids.  


Well Artiscape was fab this year. It was in a new venue, Embassy Suites and we loved it. The food was really good along with the drinks. The rooms were really nice and it was so grand having it all in one place. Everything at your fingertips. Lisa Ohmer who owns European Papers has made Artiscape a wonderful event to attend. Her attention to detail is amazing. Hope to be able to be a part of it next year.

Below is from the Saturday evening ball. It was a lot of fun and delicious.

The clock is a cookie! So beautiful!

My adorable daughter, Paige, who goes with me every year as my assistance, well what can I say....I'm blessed. She lugs all the heavy bins of supplies for me, sets up my classrooms and is just freaking awesome. Thank you Paige going with me and taking such great care of me, especially since I was under the weather.

Masks off the tables.