Thanks for taking the time to pop in.
I’m glad you did though, because I want to show off the brand new stencil which was on offer today during Maria’s live hours on HOCHANDA. Didn’t she do well ?!?!
I have been so preoccupied with the business side of the business today, I really had a hankering to get some paints out when I got home. And this new stencil.
|Pocket Watch stencil|
Well, the whole theme of today’s TV shows was Time,
how it flies and so on.
ALL the Groovi plates and stamps were new
and very very special….
|Clocks and Cogs|
(No, not cocks and clogs.
We’re saving them for one of the Dutch shows!)
|BIG BEN Clock and cogs Stampset|
Anyway, I wanted to try out the new pocket watch stencil.
Now I don’t know whether you’ve tried the Golden Open Acrylic paints. They are deluxe, superb, the best.
They are quite a price, but worth every penny.
I have had mine for a long time – you only need very little.
Right. Ready? Here goes.
Lay the stencil back to front on the Gelpress, like so, and deposit a small amount of the beautiful Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
See how translucent it is?
Spread it over the plate with a Soft Speedball brayer
and lay a sheet of copy paper over it to blot a load of it.
Add a tiny amount of Quinacridone Magenta in the centre,
(I’m a poet and I don’t know it!)
and randomly spread it over the clock.
Lift the stencil carefully off the plate and place it paint downwards on a sheet of our large white clarity Stencil card.
Leaving this pictured below on the Gelplate…
No rush. The paint will stay open – aka wet – for ages.
Run the painty stencil on the white card through a mangle
– aka Die cutting machine.
(I love my E-Bosser)
Plate sequence from underneath:
Exactly what I wanted.
Now to pull the second print off the Gel Press plate itself.
Flip the Gel Press on the Mega Mount over and position on another sheet of the white Clarity Stencil card.
Flip back, rub the back.
Pull your print.
All I used was this:
I will add that the right tools and ingredients are key.
The right Gel Press.
I use this particular one with good reason.
The right brayer.
I use this particular one with good reason
The right paint.
If you use other regular acrylic paints,
they will dry before you can get to pull the print.
Two for one.
A positive and a negative.
One crisp, one grungy.
Time to kick back and eat strawberries.
Love & Hugs,