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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gelli & Artistcellar Stencils

Hello Creatives....

I have a 3 day tutorial for you that will come to you on Hump Day for the next 3 weeks. I will be making Gelli Prints on Day 1 (today). Day 2 & 3 will be projects that you can make with the prints.

I love using my Gelli Monoprinting Plate quite a bit. Yet, sometimes I will get on a roll and I love it so much I don't use these amazing papers. I am not sure why? They are simple to make. And More reason to play with it. Anyway, enough of that glimpse into my art life. I would like to use these beautiful papers and I started asking what would I use these papers on? What would you use these papers on?

So let's get started...
You will see a lot of images of what I did and how. The best results for my taste was the ghost images or second or third printings. That is just me and my aesthetic. Do whatever makes you giggle and have fun.

Here is what you will need:
 Step 1:
Add acrylic paint to the Gelli I used a grey leaving some open spaces to add in ink sprays. I really like using the mix of both ink and paint.

Step 2:
Lay your stencil on top of the paint. Place paper on top and use your fingers or brayer to get the paint on to the paper. Here is the result of the first print.

Step 3:
Ghost prints.... So many ways to do this. This is the sequence that I did. By no means is this law. Do what feels good to you. I took off the stencil and laid the paper right on top of the Gelli.

Step 4:
Ghost print again.... just a finer version. I quite like the way this one looks. It has a lot of potential to add more ink, line work, doodles.

Step 5:
Clean up. Rather that waste all that goodness of ink and paint. I added water to the surface a bit of ink splatters. Then pressed the paper right into the puddles.  WOW... Ok this is my favorite one... Silly I know. All those steps to get this. ;) I just like the way the sparkle from the spray inks formed. 

Be sure to rise all your tools, stencils and Gelli Plate with water and dry.

Ok Lovelies I will be back next week to show you a fun way to use these papers. Hope you can get some play time in. I made four of these series. So much fun to make.

Be Well.

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1 comment:

  1. I do have a Gelli plate and use it sporadically. But, when I do, I love it, just as I love your prints and ghost prints, and ghost ghost (the third) prints! I can't wait to see what comes next--next Wednesday! Mwah! KayW