Thursday’s blue right?
So let’s get the old Gelli Plate out and make a cool blue frame..
Lay your Gelli on a piece of square white card,
for lining up the top piece in a minute.
Spread some Titanium Buff Acrylic paint over the plate with your brayer, and lay the oval centrepiece stencil into the centre of it!
Then lay the Dotty wave stencil over the top.
Copy paper next, so you can apply pressure
Lift off the copy paper and the Dotty Wave,
but leave the oval in place when you pull the print.
That way your centrepiece will be lovely and white.
Now for some dark blue…
But before you start on the next layer of paint, attach the oval centrepiece to the actual art work with some masking tape or blue tack where the white oval is now, all ready to set down in the wet paint. Spot the blue-tack..
Spread the blue ( I think I used a little turquoise here, too)
with a brayer.
Lay the Leafy Swirl stencil into the wet paint, then a sheet of copy paper next, blot well and lift off the copy paper, so it looks like this.
Now remove the leafy stencil.
Provided you have covered up the white oval with the oval centrepiece, when you lay the artwork with the dotty pattern down, rub and lift, the oval aperture will still be there.
So now we have a fab frame, all ready to fill!
Always happy when this happens, too. Still got a bit of the pattern on the Gelli Plate? Let it dry, and we’ll come back to it….
Let’s add a little shade with Stonewashed and a
make-up sponge first. The oval mask helps of course!
Now we can begin….
Stamp the Hot Air Balloon in Watering Can Archival
Cover up the outside with the framer.
Use the brush with Willow and Stonewashed around the
edges of the oval.
Build up the colour by going round and round and round
with the tip of the stencil brush
Add the smaller silhouette balloon.
Perhaps ink blot plot, so that it’s not so dark.
Draw around the oval with a fine black pen.
Colour in the Balloon with Distress Markers
Hang on though! Remember this?
Add a little Buff Titanium Paint straight on top.
Arty backdrop made from the leftovers.
There we are: two in one…
The Gelli Plate Rocks!
Thanks for dropping in.