Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Lace printing

A very dear friend gave me a huge amount of white lace recently, she'd had it in her stash for quite a few years and decided she'd never use it, so I was the lucky recipient. It was in my house for around half a day and boy has it had a transformation.

I resurrected my gelatine plate from the fridge, the one I'd made and used in an earlier post and the images below are the results.

I've mixed the dyes to create 'old fabric' colours, they have a slightly oriental feel. They really do look ancient in real life. I want to turn them into a hand stitched quilt.

These were made using other fabrics and stencils. The gelatine plate now has a flaw in it which appears in the prints adding to the aged look. I've also noticed the plate has shrunk. I'm amazed at how long it's lasted, it's now back in the fridge waiting for it's next work out.

And this is the lace that was used to make the lace designs on the plate. I love the colours and intend to use these in my journals.

Finally another section of my re-arranged studio, this is now my journalling desk. The book I'm working in is one that belongs to a fellow member of our art group. I decided I needed to work in it and not leave it until the last minute as usually happens.

I'd like to thank everyone for your support over the past twelve months, I really do appreciate your dropping by and especially leaving comments. They make me feel it's really all worthwhile.
Also a huge Thank You to everyone who supports my Etsy store, I'm hoping to have lots more items available now that I'm doing my art full time.

Have a fabulous New Year and I hope 2011 will bring you all even more Happiness and creative success.


Jenxo said...

your prints turned out wondefully how lucky were you to have recieved all those beautiful laces... i ahve always wanted to try gelatin printing, happy new years to you too..

Jazart Design Studio said...

The prints look great Ro! exactly did you make the prints? what dyes/Inks did you use?


Anonymous said...

Gee Ro I wish I could morph into your studio space and watch you play!! the lace looks gorgeous, and I must make a gelatin plate for printing.Sounds like fun!

Jacky said...

Such beautiful prints must have some lovely laces to play with. I love the sound of stitching them into a quilt.

Mmmm....those poppies heads are looking wonderful in the journal.

See you soon.

Jacky xox

Teresa said...

Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us this year. Whenever I need a shot of cheer-me-up colour, I stop in here. Look forward to more in 2011.

ju-north said...

You do such a variety of work all of which is beautiful!

PaperPumpkin said...

Thank YOU! I love your work. I am super excited about you saying that you'll have more of your wonderefulness in your etsy shop now, too! I always miss the goodies I want so much...maybe I can get some in 2011!! Best to you. ~Kath

Seth said...

Creative use of the lace. The best to you in 2011 Ro!!

Heather said...

I love what you have done with the lace Ro. The prints and the then colours on the lace itself have given you a double result. Happy New Year to you and your family and may you go from strength to strength in 2011.

Lynn said...

Fun to see what you are creating always and with the lace here now.
Want to see the quilt they become too. Happy New Year!!!

Julie said...

It is always a delight to come and look at your blog with all its colours and beautiful books. The lace looks beautiful now it's coloured from the printing. I shall look forward to seeing more in your Etsy shop, I'm always too late for your lovely books. I hope 2011 is a good year for you :-)

artymess said...

Lovely prints and what a lucky gal to get all those lacy bits.....happy New Year ....x

ArtPropelled said...

You are certainly making good use of the lace. Wonderful effects and I look forward to seeing the quilt you make. Everything of the best for 2011, Ro.

azirca said...

The lace prints will make a beautiful quilt, hope to see photos once it's done.
All the very best to you for 2011, may it bring you many wonderful moments.

dosfishes said...

Thanks so much for your comment today. I follow you but haven't commented for a while. Glad you are spending all your time making your fabulous journals and jewels. xox Corrine

Kayla coo said...

The lace prints look great,love the designs.
M x

sue said...

These look terrific Ro. Congrats on the studio revamp - looks like you are enjoying it! I must say that I am dead impressed that you can find room in your fridge for a gelatin plate at this time of year - our fridge is always stuffed to capacity! Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

Your lace prints turned out beautifully!!! And the lace when you are finished with the printing- is beautiful!!!! These will be fabulous additions to all of your work. Love Love the quilt idea!!! Can't wait to see how this evolves. That is really gorgeous lace. What kind of dyes are you using? Is it thiner than acrylic paint?? You got such great detail!!!!
It will be a fabulous new year for You Ro and for us two as we get to oggle and ahhh at all that you create.
Happy New Year Hugs!

Ophelia said...

I love your blog! Your work is so amazing! Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...


Even though I am blessed with an art room all of my very own, it stil manages to get overloaded..

and no space for a set journalling area.

Want. more.


Gisela Towner said...

Oh wow!
I love your work with the lace. I've used lace for deconstructed screen printing -- never occurred to me to use it with gelatin plates -- duh.

And you journals are lovely!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I like the printing you have done Ro. The gelatin printing sounds interesting.
The poppies are looking great too.