Thanks for popping in.
Thursday’s Blog is always Blue, and I thought it was about time
we got our Gelli Plates out again.
Let’s see what I used:
A small Gelli Plate 6″ x 6″
The Clarity Gelli Card 7″ x 7″
A Speedball Brayer
Leafy Swirl Stencil
Process Cyan Acrylic Paint
Process Magenta Acrylic Paint
Buff Titanium Acrylic Paint
Centre the Gelli Plate on a sheet of the card; this will help no end when you go to pull the print at the end.
Put a little Process Cyan acrylic paint top and bottom.
Spread it out with the brayer,
leaving the plate clear-ish in the middle.
You can just keep going back and forth, until the brayer starts pulling the colour back off again.
The trick is knowing when to stop!
Leave it to dry for a couple of minutes.
Add a little Process Magenta on top of the dry blue,
and spread out over the gelli plate, like this.
While it’s still wet,
lay the Leafy Stencil down,
blot with bubble-wrap here and there,
blot with copy paper here and there,
remove the stencil,
and leave to dry.
While your masterpiece is drying nicely, tear a strip of copy paper.
If you’re anything like me, wanting to get the tear just so,
this will take longer than the entire Gelli Plate process!
Spread a layer of Buff Titanium on top of the lovely dry layer.
mmm. Methinks I need a new tube of Buff Tit!
Position your paper strip on the wet paint.
Leave the strip in place, lay down a clean sheet of the Gelli Card,
rub the back evenly,
and then say a prayer…
Just as I always say: Prayer works!
Even the paper strip will be good for another project!
Waste not want not.
When you get right up close,
it really does look like the print is torn in the Gelli Print.
So now we can add a message.
Word Chains at the ready!
I have just taken 5 minutes whilst writing this, to ponder on Trust.
Five letters. Big word.
Trim the white edges,
and then spend the rest of the day
deciding whether it needs a dark frame,
or a light one!
I really enjoyed this one;
puts a completely different spin on Layer it up.
Being able to add multiple layers of colour and pattern on the Gelli Plate like this really opens doors.
I think I will do a You Tube Video of one of these soon.
Maybe I will even have a go on TV this coming Sunday!