Friday, August 3, 2012

Gelatin Leaf Prints - FRAMED

Do you recognize the gelatin leaf prints?  Told you they'd make a reappearance.  Recently a friend was over and while we were talking she said, "I like what you have on the walls here but I like what you make even better."  While I was flattered I was also surprised - I'd never even thought of putting something I had done on the walls here - in a main area of the house (not hidden away like my other things that are on the walls) - especially to replace the matched set of kitchen botanicals that I LOVED when I purchased them a few years back.
It is funny how we get in a rut with things that we've seen so many times that we don't really even see them anymore.  
I realized that if I saw the gelatin leaf prints that I made recently in a store I would totally want to buy them - I love the look of them but never thought until Abby commented that I should hang my own work on the wall.  Reused the frames and got a new look without having to move any nails - BOOYAH!
I think they look pretty fabulous!  Please note the edge of washi tape - everything is better with washi tape!!
Linking to Dina Wakley - Out of the Journal.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Michelle! Your leaf prints look amazing on the wall! Now I want a set, too! I might have to pull out some gelatine and make my own. ;-)

Kim Henkel said...

These look great! I know what you mean about not displaying your own work. I have been wanting to play with gelatin printing... presently on my list, but not too sure when it will happen. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They are stunning, Michelle!

I got up the courage to hang three stamped pictures in my living room (a lot simpler than the creations you have made!) when we remodeled a few years ago and I "notice" them and treasure them more than any other art work that has hung there.

You do wonder why you didn't think of it years before, huh? Well done!

Janet said...

Good for you! I think your gelatin prints look better than the botanicals you originally had on the wall. Your prints have much more impact. I love them!

veronica said...

They look great! They match your room so well! So glad you are displaying them, instead of hiding them away!

Joanna said...

They look wonderful - I agree about Washi tape too :D

Dina said...

Love your prints, they are fab! Thanks for playing!

Marjie Kemper said...

Very cool! And definitely far better than any store-bought stuff for your walls.

Kimberly Jones said...

Gorgeous! I love your leaf prints and they have found their perfect home on your walls! They're too pretty to be stashed away!

Michelle Webb said...

Thay are wonderful, and they look so good here. Michelle x

Sue said...

YOur leaf prints are amazing!

fryestyle said...

Love the graphic nature of the leaves...especially the chevrons!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Nice compliment from your friend. I love how you have mounted these, they look amazing. xox

Chris said...

Oh your leaf prints are awesome and it's lovely to see them framed :)