Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday’s blog is something new, right?
So how about we get our large 8″x10″Gelli Plate out,
use some Golden Open Acrylics (Deluxe)
and a fab new 7″x 7″ Sunset stencil
I’m right into seeing things in backgrounds just lately.
And the Gelli Plate gives me plenty of opportunity!
Like staring at the clouds and looking for animals…
What can you see?
Anyway, let’s take a look at how we made the background.
Piece of cake!
Spread a very thin layer of Golden Acrylic Paints
(Blue and Green)
across the large Gelli plate with a brayer.
Patchy is good….
Add some clouds with the sunset stencil, blotting as you go.
Let’s do it darker, so you can see it properly!
Add a moon.
You can use a stencil, or cut a paper moon out.
Pull a print on our white Gelli Card.
You can use any card; ours just fit well.
Sometimes, if you have used a little more paint,
you can pull a second print with open acrylics.
Here’s a second particularly pleasing print
I produced from another attempt.
Anyway, pressing on….
add some golden yellow paint to the plate,
keeping it nice and thin….
and let it disappear towards the bottom.
Use the Sunset stencil again.
Time to position the blue print directly over the
Now if that’s not a volcano in the background,
I need to go to Specsavers!
Time to sit and ponder…
On the subject of Ponds, check this one out:
These beautiful Lapwings are being showcased
on TV this coming Sunday morning.
Just need to define the water a little with a tiny amount of the same blue acrylic paint on a make-up sponge,
with a sheet of copy paper to get the straight edge…
And if I could just learn to stamp the verse in straight,
I could really think about doing this for a living!
I just wanted to show off our new sunset stencil.
HOW ABOUT A DEAL?
Have you been thinking about getting the larger Gelli Plate?
If you decide you do need an 8″x10″ Gelli Plate,
I will make sure we send you the 7″ x 7″ Sunset Stencil
as a gift.
It really is an excellent stencil.
At first glance, you wonder what to do with it;
but it is actually one of the best and most versatile
in our collection.
The Golden Acrylics? We don’t have them as yet.
Most good artshops stock them.
As for the 8″x10″ Gelli; it will certainly broaden your horizons
in more ways than one!