First I got out my opaque fabric paints and one of my Gelli plates. I cut a bunch of small pieces of calico fabric (muslin) and got started.
I added some color to the surface of the Gelli plate, rolled it out with a rubber roller, and then used one of the Gelli printing tools to mark a design.
I then placed a piece of fabric over the top and gently patted with my hand so the color transferred to the surface of the fabric. You can also use a clean roller on the back of the fabric. The above picture is the result!
I then continued to play with color, tools, overprinting and got a nice batch of very pretty fabrics!!
I decided to use most of them to make a mini quilt.
First I drew a simple flower design and traced it onto 4 pieces of fusible web. I fused those to the backs of 4 of my fabric pieces and cut out and swapped around the fabrics.
I then fused these onto another piece of fabric.
I took more of my fabric pieces, paired them up, cut them into strips and wove them into new blocks.
Finally I stamped an image that I got from Rubber Dance Art Stamps and made that my central block. I used Opaque Navy fabric paint dabbed on with a foam brush.
So then I set all the blocks together into a mini quilt! Now I just need to sew it all.
Happy Spring! See you next month for some Easter inspired projects.