Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gelli print will leave you in stitches

My " background pile" was calling me this morning.  I had a small pile of gelli prints that I had created with acrylic paints, stencils and scraps.  I loved the transparency of the paper and thought it would be fun to pleat and stitch.

I first pleated the print then stitched on my sewing machine.  I altered the stitch length and stitched a scribble formation.  The weight of the folded and stitched print created a wonderful background for some Stampotique stamps.

On a piece of muslin I stamped create .  It was trimmed and stitched on contrasting paper.  Hung out to dry was stamped and embossed.  I painted the bunny using a waterbrush with Gelatos.  She hangs on a snippet of waxed floss. A small piece of washi tape picks up the colors that are behind the create image. 

This piece is so random but I love the experiment and texture play.  Hope it gives you the idea to print and stitch.


  1. I love this idea! And I especially love all the little scraps, such as the florals in the top corner and the muslin scrap that's stamped

  2. Love that bunny stamp! A great creation!

  3. I love this Janet. All the little details are just wonderful xxx

  4. Love your pleated and stitched background, Janet. Both are elements I love and they work well together here. Gelli prints are another of my favorite background components, for sure! Love how you have painted and shaded the adorable bunny, too!