Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thursday Doldrums... and the result

A bit of the doldrums today... so I spent some time in the studio. No real art-ing done, however I did get some more organizing and cleaning done. My art for the day was making "fun foam" texture stamps for gelliplate pints using shapes I'd cut out some time ago.

The board backings are recycled boxes, and the handles are (crookedly) cut corks. Here's a shot of the backside of one stamp.

These were maiden voyage prints:

Bleh! They did not come out at all how I wanted them to come out, however I can tweak them a bit more. Or cut them up for backgrounds.  :)

Ah well. I'll keep playing with it and perhaps one of these days get it to work I wish it to work.

In the meantime, here's something from my "archives" that makes me happy.




Sharing with Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin

16 comments:

MeOfCourse said...

Wow, you are really getting creative Helen. Love what you have been creating. Great work. Good weekend to you.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love the blue green background with the shadowy bird, it's a great effect! Valerie

Marianne said...

I love organizing my room and find new things that I had forgotten about...
The flower-piece is beautiful!

Giggles said...

Nothing better than organizing and finding lost art products. I like the dark swirls with the shadow print too!! Nice tulips as well!

Hugs Giggles

Nic McLean said...

You're tulip piece is gorgeous-is it 3d? It looks like I could pick them right of the screen! I still don't really understand Gelli plates but I think your backgrounds look grand-the bird stamp is lovely.

SLScheibe said...

I think your gelli prints look great! I just bought one and have yet to try it.

Gorgeous tulips as always. You make lovely flowers! :)

Gloria said...

I love your foam stamps and the backgrounds you show with them. It is dreary again today, so a good time to stay in and art.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

So sorry you have been feeling blue. Your art doesn't show that at all. Wonderful colors. Glad you brought out the flowers to make you happy.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lynn Richards said...

GREAT idea for stamps!!! Hope today is full of happy.
xo

Lynn Richards said...

GREAT idea for stamps!!! Hope today is full of happy.
xo

Lynn Richards said...

GREAT idea for stamps!!! Hope today is full of happy.
xo

Lynn Richards said...

GREAT idea for stamps!!! Hope today is full of happy.
xo

Lynn Richards said...

GREAT idea for stamps!!! Hope today is full of happy.
xo

Abigail Davidson said...

Your flower painting is gorgeous, and thank you for sharing such an interesting technique! Happy PPF!

Annabelle said...

Good to organize,there are always treasures to be found. Love the tulips!

Annabelle : )

Michaele said...

My beautiful set of cards made ME happy today, Helen! Thank you so much. Here's where I've blogged them: http://twigsandtulle.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-gift-of-art.html

Michaele

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