Welcome to the Gelatin Printing Enthuiasts Facebook Group blog hop. It's my turn to post today so I thought I'd share how I make post cards from my Gelli prints. They could be on paper or fabric, but the prints I'm using here were done on iron-on interfacing as shown on the Gelli website. You print on the non glue side and you will need a slightly thicker layer of paint on the Gelli plate because of the translucency of the interfacing. My giveaway is 1 of these postcards, a small thermofax screen (see end of post) and some other related goodies - enter by leaving a comment - an extra entry if you subscribe to my blog and let me know in your comment. I'll draw the winner on the 4th November.
Although I love Gelli printing on paper, my main media is textiles so I like to use stitch and fabric as well as print in my work. The advantage of using iron-on interfacing is that it's so easy to assemble the shapes and fix them down on the base simply by ironing.
Here I've chosen the background and cut out the elements of my design.
I'm using acrylic felt as the base, cut to size 6" x 4"
Here, I've ironed the background pieces of printed interfacing onto the felt. Put in place, cover with baking paper to protect your iron and the fabric and iron for about 10 seconds until bonded. Then place your design pieces and repeat the iron process.
Trim off any overhanging pieces, then the next step is stitching which I do by lowering the feed dogs of my sewing machine and free motion stitching around the design to add detail.
To finish the face of the postcard, I added a little more stitching and painted highlights on the flower with acrylic paint. Then finished the edges with a satin stitch. The back is a piece of card or thick paper. I iron it on with vliesofix then stitch around the edge with a zigzag or buttonhole stitch.
Left is another finished postcard and right is some leftover pieces ironed onto a backing ready to stitch.
This is a thermofax screen similar to the giveaway screen. It is basically a small silkscreen and comes with instruction for use. Hope you'll visit the other blogs (listed below) in the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Blog Hop and good luck in the giveaways!