Thursday’s Blog is something blue, so I decided to log the Gelli Plate demo I did on Sunday with the lovely Magpie Stencils. Not everybody watches telly, you know! And I really would like to catalogue the technique here. I was so happy it came out well!
The 3 Magpie Stencils.
They come individually.
There are 2 parts to each stencil –
the inny and the outy.
Some Punchinella (sequin waste)
This is so easy!
Place the Gelli Plate on a piece of the white card,
for positioning the artwork in a minute.
Add some Buff Titanium. A pea-size for this size plate.
Spread it out lightly with a Brayer.
Screw up a piece of copy paper and pad the wet paint,
to distress it.
Distress? Funny word in this context really.
Pull your first print.
Lay a piece of the same card on the wet, distressed Gelli Plate,
rub the back, and peel off.
Now you have a good base for the next layer.
Spread a mixed layer of the grey and blue paint next.
Place the inny stencils on the wet paint.
Using the crumpled paper again, press through a sheet of Punchinella, to blot around the birds.
Lift off the stencils and allow the paint to dry for 10 minutes.
So. Quick recap.
You have got a Buff Titanium base layer and 3 magpies, which have dried on the Gelli Plate.
Next, spread a thin layer of Buff Titanium over the dried Magpies.
You should be able to see them peeping through the cream paint.
Lay the Buff undercoat card directly on the Gelli Plate again, rub the back, and peel off the whole lot – including the Magpies.
It blows me away, that such a simple process can yield
something so artistic!
The depth is astounding –
especially when you think we have only used 2 colours!
Then I used the blue backing paper you get with Clarity stencils
to mount on. Perfect match.
So that all folks!
There are a couple of things…
A while back, I put this out there…
Let’s have a Comment Candy Giveaway!
If you leave an uplifting comment (or 4! One each day!) on this blog between now and Sunday evening, I will randomly pick a winner on Monday,
and send that lucky winner
a £20 gift voucher,
a brand-new-not-yet-seen Claritystencil!
So it’s time to pick a winner!
MaggieC, it’s your lucky day!!
In fact, why don’t I send you the lovely little boy
They make such a lovely pair.
I think I will use them on Saturday’s blog.
Let’s have a competition then, too!