Saturday, May 11, 2013

fountainhead: noun

a spring that is the source of a stream

 principal source : origin


Here are a couple first pulls:

I have promised myself that I wouldn't sit and make hundreds of prints just for the fun of it, although I can easily see how that happens to a lot of people. So I reined myself in at 5 prints and 2 run off sheets.

I've also sworn to use them before I get to make anymore. So, I took this print:

 and made this wall hanging:

The flower and the butterfly were also part of the mono print process, they are what I used to mask off the areas, and I fell in love with them too, so I am happy I used them here.

I love how you can see the original print of the flower and butterfly under the layers.

The board itself is one of my run off pieces. Meaning I used it to unload my brayer each time. So I've used 2 out of my 7 !! 

I love the process, it is fun and now I need to buy more Deco Arts acrylic paints!

Entering my wall hanging in:
Artful Times Challenge - Blooming Marvellous Challenge 29
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes


Nana said...

I know you made this for me Sandee. I love this. Your creativity is amazing and and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Winnie said...

So beautiful! I keep reading about these plates on Weds by lots of UK artists. I have to go look this up on youtube as the results look fabulous. Your piece is gorgeous. Love the sheen you got on your piece. Glad to hear you enjoyed this!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful run offs, love the hanging you made. I was wondering about one of these plates, it is climbing up my wish list after seeing your work.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

Gorgeous! Love what you did with these...the layers and how you cut around the flower and butterfly like that. Very pretty wall hanging. :)

Beverley Baird said...

I LOVE your creation! The description, the composition, the message and of course the papers.
I am addicted to using the gelli plate - I have so papers - I wish I had your resolve.

Jean said...

Amazing! Awesome! Excellent! Wow!! All describe Sandee's work!!!!

Redanne said...

Oh Sandee, well done on getting a Gelli plate - your backgrounds are fabulous and I love, love, love your finished piece! I have yet to succumb..... Hugs, Anne x said...

Sandee you have me wanting to immediately rip off the cover of my Gelli Plate and have a go. ( I know but there is so much to play with right now)
Your piece is totally beautiful - I love the subtlety of your colours and textures. Add to that the addition of the raised features and it is perfect. Totally and absolutely inspiring.

Neesie said...

Oh it seems years since I visited Sandee, but as usual I see you've been a busy bee ;D
I'm not sure what a Gelli Plate is or whether I'm losing out not having one...I'll have to research that.
Your wall hanging is so delicate and beautiful. The colours are just perfect.
Enjoy your new toy and have fun! :D

Von said...

Such a delightful wall hanging Sandee and can see what fun you had too :)
Thank you forsharing with us at Artful Times
Von ♥

chrissie said...

This is very beautiful Sandee with such wonderful colours and a terrific sentiment.

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, just came back as I forgot to say a huge thank you for joining us at our Creative Corner! Big hugs, Anne xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

Very cool! I'm resisting even looking into gelli plates!!! haaa

Took the condo off the market and that along has given me some peace. I have a hide-a-bed so you can still come visit!!!


Barb King said...

Well, I just got one of those a few weeks ago, haven't used it yet, hope to get it out this week. Great spring project!

Neet said...

Wow, what a fab print you made and what a fab end product you came up with. Bet that looks great on the wall.
Thanks for sharing at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely wall hanging - great 3D effect with that sunflower in the front!

Rosie said...

Sooo lovely

Unknown said...

thats really lovely - I love what you have done with that. Cx

Dorrie said...

Great wall hanging, love the colours. I keep saying I must buy a Gelli Plate, they look so much fun.

sheila 77 said...

I'm still resisting - so far! Love your initial prints and your final piece, beautiful artwork.

Julia S-W said...

Sandee this is gorgeous! I so love that we see how you got to the end product too. The finished hanging is so creative.
(think I'm working backwards through your posts!!)
Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.

Words and Pictures said...

I love this, Sandee - and I love that you're being so disciplined with your Gelli use. Wonderful that you've put those lovely prints straight into use with this gorgeous hanging - the jar is brilliant! It's so lovely to have you play along with us at Our Creative Corner.
Alison x

Laurart said...

Really beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

Jenny Marples said...

I'm so glad for your viewing public you got a gelli plate! Love what you have created from it. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x