Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gelli Printing

This past week, I had so much fun taking a gelli printing class with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer at A Work Of Heart Studio in San Jose. Below is a picture of all the gelli prints I made in class.
Julie is a wonderful teacher and I learned so many new techniques. We printed on deli paper, which is great to use in your art journals.
The class was packed full. You don't want to miss the opportunity to take a class with Julie, because she's so popular!
 My friend, Ruby took the class with me.
Andrea, the studio owner, had drying racks that were so handy, I had to go out and buy one myself. I found one at Daiso (Japanese dollar store) that has 54 clips for only $6.
 It was a great class and it totally inspired me to go home and do more gelli printing.
Below are a couple pictures of my setup at home doing geli printing on deli paper.
 I hung the drying rack on my light fixture over my dining room table and it worked great.
And here's a couple of pages in my latest art journal. I used one of the deli sheets I made in Julie's class to make the page on the left.
In my next post, I'll show you my latest Paige dolls and more finished pages of my art journal.

And as a final note, you can see a couple of my projects in the latest issue Somerset Gallery Winter 2015.
I made the large paper doll on the right page. I used a coin envelope for her head and stuffed it with flowers.
I also made a canvas of tags, each stamped with a different Catherine Moore, Character Construction stamp. The entire surface is covered in beeswax.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!


  1. Connie your so awesome and so happy for you.
    I love your big art doll with the coin envelope for her head.
    I forgot have a big version of her face, getting her out today..
    I love your art dolls and so many great new ideas..
    Your such a positive inspiration and love ya.xoxoxo

  2. Congrats on your publications! It was a pleasure to have you in class! Hope to see you again soon!