Today's journal entry presents a long standing dilemma - Where next? It’s a question my friends always ask when I come home from an adventure. Like everything else, there is no long range plan. Something pops up and it becomes a destination. I have not been to Sub-Saharan Africa so this page is a possible answer to the dilemma.
What’s more fun than a bunch of new tools to try. An entire book of textured wallpaper with shapes ideal for Gelli printing and a new assortment of stencils gave me stimulus overload. Focus, focus, I chose the circles and ovals for positive and negative printing with Pebeo Studio Acrylics Iridescent Orange.
Once the Gelii plate is on full speed, I can’t stop so I made a lot of prints on deli paper that I could use for collage. Some of the deli paper became the translucent circles that I glued on top of my original prints.
I loved my background and left it unadorned for weeks.
When my Grand Circle Travel brochure came, I found the images and message I needed. I fussy-cut the animals and strung together the message.
The final touch was an old gelli printed mask of a giraffe I had used in one of my classes.