Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Things are flying...

...in the studio, and it's obvious there's something afoot.  Luckily, you get to hear about it first!

This coming Saturday is the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival and I'll be there doing mono-print demos on the Gelli Plate.  Best  part?  If you attend, you get to try it too!

Creating a mono-print is great fun, whether on paper

Gelli-print on paper using masks, stencils and bubble wrap
or fabric, (sorry, we're not showing any printed body parts in this family-friendly post, no matter what the poster infers)

Gelli print on fabric using cheesecloth as stencil
and it starts to get really interesting when you add Inktense Pencils

Inktense pencil work on fabric Gelli-printed with fun foam template
and/or the incomparable Art Foamies  (created right here in Creston, BC!) to the mix.

ArtFoamie stamped on Gelli-printed fabric

Want some even better news about this Saturday and the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival?  When you attend, and register for this upcoming playshop


you'll get your choice of an added bonus.  Choose from a selection of  hand-cut stencils (yes, that's yours truly slaving over a hot stencil burner and sheets of cold house wrap), or an ArtFoamie stamp (Remember above where I told you they're incomparable?  Truth!)

One of eight house-wrap stencils to be given away - each unique
Only on Saturday, April 22 and at the Kootenay Fibre Festival will you have this opportunity - unbelieveable (barely), not to be repeated (this year anyway), and truly totally amazing!  

The benefits are legion.  The playshop is highly entertaining whether you're a fibre freak, a creative looking for a place to play and learn, or an established artist in any medium.  After making some 800+ prints for my own entertainment, I can safely say that it's more fun than you can possibly imagine!  You say you don't have any experience in creating art?  You don't need it!  No skills? They come in the learning package - no extra charge - and heavily disguised as fun.

If you've taken any of my other playshops, you'll know they are stress-busters that promote a desire for more, more and more creative fun.  If you're a newbie, you're going to love it!  This Saturday - come and register.

20 comments:

  1. Hi Winn,
    I haven't forgotten you, I have been wrapped up in my mom's 90th birthday open house....now that's over, I can't find my darn ATC's it's been about 9 years since I worked on them. I know, there weren't many left maybe I handed them out to my granddaughters or something.
    Anyway if I can't find them I will have to make a few. Oh dear I hope my eyeballs can still see that small....lol Get back to you soon.

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    1. I'm very patient, Deann, but a tad envious if your granddaughters scored them first! Since my eyeballs are about the same vintage, I expect, it's quite possible our ATC's will be of comparable clarity. :D

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  2. Maybe I could fly over Lol! You are going to have such a great time. I am utterly addicted to Gelli printing but the trouble is that when I start I get the Gelli fairy who prints stuff off when I'm not looking and suddenly there are tons of prints everywhere. Have a brilliant time, Angela xXx

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    1. Oh I think you should, Angela - couldn't we have a blast together with Dueling Gelli Plates? The venue would be piled high, and any attendees up to their neck in them. ;-)

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  3. I love all your prints Win Dinn - especially the ones on fabric - amazing with the cheese cloth texture!Have fun and I would love to see some photos of this event!
    I would LOVE to join this!

    oxo Susi

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    1. Susi, you'd love this event - it's right up your eclectic alley! How about planning a road trip for next year? You could even have a booth!

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  4. Great post, Win.
    Wishing you only and always the best for everyone there to enjoy a great time at the Fibre Arts Festival and may you have full enrolment in the Gelli Side Up workshop - super poster.

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    1. Thanks, Alice - it's going to be a great event, and I look forward to meeting a ton of fellow fibre freaks (how's that for alliteration?). xo

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  5. Oh boy - there is no doubt in my mind that you will have folks watching you create with their mouths open in awe Win. These are examples are just so intriguing and lovely. Loved seeing a glimpse of the fun!! Xj.

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    1. Many thanks - I expect the demoing to be at least as much fun as it was last year, Joi, and there will be tons of new monoprint converts by day's end.

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  6. Fantastic mono-prints...I especially love the one with the feather...wow!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jan, I am SO hooked on both the Gelli printing and Art Foamies, and that feather is a huge favourite of mine!

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  7. This looks like so much fun! I'm sure you will have a fabulous show. I love your handmade stencils and stamps for the Gelli plate. If I manage to get out to BC to see my sister, I will have to see if you are doing any playshops, I would love to meet up with you for some creative fun!

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    1. Oh, Kimberley, that would be a huge blast - I'm sure that we could raise the studio roof with the fun!

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  8. These are all wonderful and unique pulls Win! Makes me want to get out my plate again! I'm sure the festival will be a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing your photos later!

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    1. Gelli plating is so addictive and I think it's pretty near impossible for have a bad pull, Zsuzsa. I know those who try it at the Kootenay Fibre Arts Festival will be as hooked as am I. Definitely - photos to follow!

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  9. Beautiful colors and textures! Wishing you loads of fun at the fibre festival Win.

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    1. Thanks, Laura, and I have to let you know that I burned a 'reak' floral stencil after our conversation...many thanks!

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  10. I love that you call them 'playshops', Win. That really is what they should be. So wish I could join you.

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    1. Wish you could be here too, Tracy - not sure if that could conceivably be called a road trip, given you'd need to fly half way 'round the world for it! :D We'd have a great time playing together, though!

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