Last week, my Mother shared a link to a guest post by Jane Davies over at Diane Trout's place on making hot glue stencils.
Today I celebrated completing two major projects by relaxing with my glue gun and gelliplate. Talk about FUN!
After some free-form doodling directly on a teflon sheet (parchment paper can be used instead) I drew a design on paper and placed it under the teflon.
While the glue is still hot, slip a second sheet on top of your design and rub gently to smoosh the glue flatter. (Jane Davies video tutorial explains all)!
I ended up with about a dozen stencils in short order.
Kinda hard to see them, sorry.
Soon I was happily up to my elbows in ink, pulling monoprint after monoprint!
The recent change in our weather was my inspiration.
Snow is in the air...
...but not yet on the ground.
I added the stars with silver acrylic paint and my rubber stamps.
In addition to snowflakes, I 'gloodled' a forest of pinetrees.
I am still loving printing on Japanese papers, but am anxious to try Rives BFK, as recommended by Roberta Warshaw.
I will reveal the two major projects in the next week or two when they have been presented to the future recipients. Nice to have some days with no deadlines at last! Hope you are finding some time to breathe and explore a new avenue.