Gelatin Printed Grasses and Maple Leaves

12 Feb 2010
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This piece was started after I played with gelatin printing for the first time. It was going to be a Fast Friday Fabric Challenge piece where we were to work with only one fabric. I thought I would add beading to the grasses as I had done for a piece I made for a grab bag challenge, but wasn't sure if that idea would work or not for this one. (the grab bag piece I made used the center panel that is the "sister" to this one- link to that finished one) The size is 20"hX16"w, and is 3 layers with FMQ done with gold metallic thread for the grasses,  and other threads elsewhere. The butterflies and hummingbird are outlined in a pink variegated thread, but I think they need paint or something else to "fix" them. I used paint in the "other" quilt.

The original plan was to have this end up the size it is, but it really hasn't let me know what it needs.... It just says HELP!


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on 16 Feb 2010 11:35 AM

This is beautiful and I especially liked the "sister" piece.  Where can I find information on making or doing gelatin printing?  I've never heard of it and it looks nice when completed.   thank you for sharing.  lynda               (joycenitalynda)

on 16 Feb 2010 11:35 AM

This is beautiful and I especially liked the "sister" piece.  Where can I find information on making or doing gelatin printing?  I've never heard of it and it looks nice when completed.   thank you for sharing.  lynda               (joycenitalynda)

Cindy R. wrote
on 16 Feb 2010 6:54 PM

I do like this piece and the finished one as well.  What I notice is that the finished one has colors that pop and a 3-D flower and some ?beads or buttons.  I think this one needs some stronger focal points with paints or embellishments or even couched fibers.

Just look at it awhile, it should eventually come to you what it needs.  Also, go to some new shops or even museums for inspiration!   

Good luck!

sgoodi wrote
on 7 May 2010 10:34 PM

Very pretty!  Both pieces.  My 1st thought was more texture.  Maybe some trim like in the sister piece or something like a lace or toole over lay on a section or maybe 2 sections.  Just a couple of thoughts...

Shelle

 

sgoodi wrote
on 7 May 2010 10:37 PM

Oh yeah...where do I find info/instructions on gelatin printing?

Thanx!

Shelle