I have a project in mind that includes gelli prints, so I made some this weekend specifically for this project. I hope to have some finished pieces to show next week, if this works like I want it to.
These prints are on deli paper or tissue paper. The tissue paper I used was meant to be applied to walls to give a textured wrinkled look to them (which I bought cheap at the thrift store, it's probably from decades ago). It seems a bit more sturdy than the average tissue paper, I didn't have a single tear.
I bought quite a few new stencils over Thanksgiving weekend, as I was visiting family in Greensboro, NC and Betty's has a great selection. There is a severe lack of cool art and craft supply stores in the vicinity of Kearney, so I go a bit overboard when I travel. I really like the giant flower stencil (left and right in the 2nd row), and it was on clearance for $3.50. I wasn't too crazy about it when I bought it, but I love how it prints.
These prints are on interfacing. My plan is to layer some of them, free-motion sew them with cotton thread, then use a heat tool (embossing gun) to burn through some of the layers. The colors are more subtle when printing on the interfacing. I should have probably used more paint. This interfacing is pretty thick and opaque. I really liked the thinner interfacing that I had printed previously, as you could somewhat see the underlayer through it. (That post is here).
I am looking forward to making progress on these and will post next week. I hope everything works out as expected!