when it’s running down your nose and neck!
Decided to go in the garden, gather up a few leaves,
and have a play with my Gelli Plate…
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This is just messy, experimental play,
something I don’t do nearly enough because I am always ticking business boxes!
Today I just decided to spend an hour with some paint and leaves,
and see what developed.
Brayered paint over the leaves which were placed on copy paper ,
and then put them paintside down on the Gelli Plate.
They left their vein prints on the Gelli.
I let them dry and just kept adding more leaves.
I wanted to capture a leafy carpet of colours.
Eventually, when I had a load of dry leafy skeletons on the Gelli Plate, I added a layer of Cheesecake colour paint,
and lifted all the leaf prints at once.
Then I just got carried away, laid a large clean leaf on another murky piece I had done earlier, which hadn’t gone so well,
and spread Claret (fantastic colour paint) over the Gelli Plate.
Lifted the leaf off the plate and pulled another print.
Now this one I DO like.
But the leaf I pulled off the Claret print was soaked with paint,
so I flipped it over and laid it wetside down on the Gelli Plate.
Then I took the still pretty wet Claret painty brayer,
and randomly rolled around on the plate, here and there,
making hacky lines and patches.
Time to let this dry completely.
In the meantime, while it’s drying,
let’s take a look at what we already have today:
Two leafy prints.
When you look closely, you can see lots of vein detail.
Quite interesting, and certainly very enjoyable to create.
It was the colours and the shapes I wanted….
But let’s go back to the 3rd print now.
It’s completely dry, so let’s brayer a layer
of Snowflake white paint over the dry Gelli Plate,
flip the Gelli and lower it onto the White Gelli Card,
Flip it back, rub the back of the white card,
and then peel back your leafy print.
If you haven’t played with a Gelli Plate yet,
you don’t know what you’re missing.
Sure it works with ink. Very nicely too.
But oh! The joy of pulling back that card to reveal an original acrylic print.
And I’ll never be able to duplicate these leafy prints.
I may be able to emulate and use the same colours,
and so can you,
but they will never be identical. Impossible.
Wow. I think that’s what they call ART.
So we had a hearty laugh at all the offerings.
so we picked this one to receive the £20 Gift Voucher.