I was lying in bed this morning thinking about this new Feminine Stencil again, how to use it with a Gelli Plate, but with inks, how to make it look funky but elegant, and then it occurred to me! Don’t just lie here! Get up and do it!!
Decided to use the new Mega Mount, to help me use the
Gelli Plate more like a stamp. Wait and see…
Also decided to use the other lady today,
the feminine Alien – err I mean,
the one with the big head – err I mean Hat!!
Remove the stencil, lift the Megamount and Gelli Plate, turn it
and decide where you want to place the girl on
our 7″x 7″ Gelli Card.
Lower it down and press. The Gelli Plate will stick to the card.
Flip it over, rub the back of the card and pull a print.
You can always do a ghost print on a second card.
I did a shadow on the girl with the ghost print,
but wished I hadn’t…
Now do the same thing, but with a second colour. I used Butterscotch, but left some Denim on the brayer and stencil, so girl number 2 was a lovely green.
This is where the Acrylic Clarity Megamount
REALLY comes into its own.
When you can position multiple images
precisely where you want them.
In fact, I added a third girlfriend to the mix in Mushroom.
Remember I said about the second prints? the ghost prints?
But I do have to keep adjust my eyes to see the hat
and not the huge E.T. head!
Moving on, I outlined the images with a black micron pen at this point, but with hindsight, it might be better to do that AFTER the shading, so that you can catch any overlaps with the pen.
Use the positive and negative stencils now, to add shade with a make-up sponge to the ladies. Move the stencils around,
up to the lines as you work your way around.
Blue on blue, yellow on green etc.
The ghost on the blue one was getting on my pip.
Something had to be done.
Let’s go French and funky…
I did have to accept that if this went wrong, I was starting again…
So I went back round the images loosely with the black pen,
like a sketch.
Happy with that.
Thought I’d better ground the ladies,
so I grabbed the brayer and the Denim,
and in good old Barbie Style, added some footings:
and some sky:
Slowly coming together…
Time for the backdrop.
I went with a path and a few trees….
Watch the build-up. I know I often hear people say
“I never know where to start.”
Well, on a piece of scrap is good!
Test what it looks like somewhere else first!
I’m sure Michelangelo didn’t just climb up the ladder and start splashing paint all over the Sistine Chapel either!
Ladies next. Just to dispel the Jug head syndrome!
Added a ittle colour to the trees and sketch lines
with a yellow and green Promarker,
even added my own squiggle!
I have got to laugh at the squiggles.
Look at the blue one below:
If you train your eye, you can see she is facing towards the trees,
and is about to start biting her finger nails!
But actually, she is looking at the green one, and what was her mouth before is really an ear-ring!
When you consider that all we used was a stencil,
Have a great Sunday.
Roast Lamb here with the family today.
I had best go buy a leg!