Wednesday 4 May 2016

2016 #9 Daisy Journal Cover {by Sue Carrington}

2016 Topic 9: Mono Printing

Hi everyone it's Sue here from Stamping Sue Style.Tonight I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about using a Gelli Plate with fabric. . 
Pulling prints from a Gelli Plate is addictive to say the least and when you use fabric it's gets even more addictive ! 

Step One: First of all I cut a piece of white Egyptian cotton to the size required and left it to soak in some cold tea. When it was dry I then put Turquoise Fresco Finish mixed with a little Drying Retarder onto my Gelli Plate, grabbed a selection of stencils and laid them on top. I then pressed the tea dyed fabric onto the Gelli Plate and pulled the first print. The stencils were removed and I pulled a second print. 

Step Two: I continued to pull more prints until the whole of the fabric was covered.

Step Three: I repeated the above process this time using LimeLight Fresco Finish. 

Step Four: I then grabbed the small circle Gelli Plate and used Turquoise again with a Stencil Girl stencil and used it to stamp over the fabric. 

Step Five: I trimmed the fabric down the size I wanted and folded it in half and put a craft sheet between the two sides. I then used the leaves from ELB26 with Winter Green mixed with a little LimeLight and stamped them trailing up in lines.


Step Six: I used the little round flower from ELB27 with Fern Green Archival ink then the larger flower from the same set using Claret Fresco Finish.


Step Seven: The daisy heads from ELB26 were stamped onto some more tea dyed fabric and then painted with Claret Fresco Finish. I then cut them out and glued them to the front cover along with the stalks from the same stamp set. 

Step Eight: I did some more stamping once the main flowers were in place using a stamp from ELB25 using Claret and Winter Green Fresco Finish.


Step Nine: To finish the cover I stamped the word Daisy from ELB26 and did some cross stitching around the edge. Then I backed the cotton with a thicker piece of fabric to give it more weight. 

Step Ten: I will be adding some signatures to create the journal so used three large eyelets to be able to secure them. 

One final shot to share the back cover and also the piece of left over fabric that I've used to hold the cover closed. 

Using a Gelli Plate is always interesting as the prints you pull are so unique. Different mediums makes it even more so and using a fine cotton fabric gives really great results. Even if you've never used a Gelli Plate before you will end up with something that you can include in a project, even if it's not the main part of it. I hope you get time to pull some prints. 

Sue Carrington 
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This is fab Sue, so vibrant. The background layers starting with tea are so complimentary, and really support the pops of Claret. I thnk Gelli plates are perfect for fabric, possibly even more so than paper. ~Darcy

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Helen said...

Wow Sue, this fabric print looks absolutely beautiful

Craftyfield said...

Printing your own fabric... oh the possibilities... I'm thinking cushions, shopping bags, aprons...
Gorgeous cover Sue!

Hazel Agnew said...

Absolutely love this Sue. Fabulous colour combos, great background and glorious features. Just glorious! Xx

Miriam said...

Gorgeous Sue :)

Lauren Hatwell said...

Just gorgeous! Well done Sue. It looks amazing. Lx

Julie Lee said...

Sue this is such a beautiful idea. I've never seen a gelli plate used with fabric before and they seem to work brilliantly together. Your colour choices and design remind me of William Morris. Lovely project.xx

Ruth said...

Fantastic project Sue, love the fabric created! Ruth x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful project, sue, such depth!

Lucy x

craftimamma said...

What a lovely project Sue! Beautiful and so vibrant your journal is going to be envied.

Lesley Xx

Etsuko said...

What a brilliant project Sue!Great you used Gelli Plate with fabric, and fab pattern and colours. Beautiful Lin's flowers and love your hand stitch. xx

geezercrafter said...

Fab project Sue, this idea would be great for an art quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

STARA said...

a super idea for outstanding work, I love the printed with the flat gelli Sue

Unknown said...

Love this and it has given me an idea....

Kirsten said...

Fab journal cover, the printed fabric looks great.

Words and Pictures said...

Your multi-layered style is gorgeous on fabric, Sue - the colours and the sense of depth are amazing. It's like a tropical jungle on there - fabulous!
Alison x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Fabulous Sue, I love your colours and the business of your cover.