Thanks for popping in.
I wrote this blog, then it got gobbled up.
And now I have to write it again.
Deep breathe. Maybe a little shorter than the original.
I HATE it when this happens.
Right. Take it from the top.
Great day at work today. Very productive.
All set for Frankfurt, TV proposals on track – yep.
It’s all going swimmingly – despite the Blogger gremlins.
I really wanted to get home early and have a play with the second of the three stencils which Mel has designed for us. I think it kept me focussed at work, so that I could get home sooner than later!
Remember the Woodland Animal Montage we looked at this weekend?
Well, here’s No. 2…
The Earth has Music for those who Listen.
How delightful is this?
I know I ought to be keeping these a surprise for the Sunday 2-4 Clarity Art Show on Feb 4th, but I just HAD to see how they work!
Let me show you how simple this technique is, too, and how you can get 2 pieces of artwork out of the same process.
Place the stencil face down on the 8″x10″ Gelpress plate
Brayer Paynes Gray Golden Open Acrylic over the stencil and plate.
Carefully peel the stencil off the plate and place it paint side down on a scrap of A5 inky copy paper.
Place a piece of clean copy paper over this, and run it through an
E-Bosser or similar embossing machine aka mangle.
And don’t forget about the paint still left on the Gel Press plate!
Next masterpiece coming up!!!
Blot the black around the edges with copy paper.
Pick a paper, any paper, and flip the Gel press on the Mega Mount over onto the paper.
Rub the back of the paper to transfer the paint, and pull your print.
It was so easy, I ran through it all again, to be sure to be sure
– and to make sure it wasn’t just a fluke.
No fluke. And now I remember why I hang onto every scrap of inky paper I ever make!
The second time, on the negative print below, I didn’t rub so hard,
…and was able to pull a cool ghost print.
So yes. Fantabulous stencil again.
Thank you Mel. You make my job such a pleasure.
Love & Hugs,