Day 26

One of the things I enjoyed at the Retreat was lots of use of geometric shapes, especially when combined with natural forms and objects. I think part of this comes from patterns used by Desigual, a Spanish clothing company, for example this scarf which I bought on honeymoon.

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I spent today (having popped out for more supplies) making these stamps for use on my Gelli plate, all A6 sized:

I’ve started a ‘directory’ of my handmade stamps, sorted by category, so I can flip through and find whatever I’m looking for in the future. In each, the page on the left is the resulting Gelli plate print, and on the right is the off print from my stamp, which is still quite faint as the funky foam is new. Lots of pics!

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I also cut some erasers to make stamps:

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My drop cloth is useful to make notes and scribbles on:

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And looks great when printed – I discovered the stamps needed a first application of paint to prime them (probably two in future), and was doing a first print onto the drop cloth.

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