Thanks for popping in.
Been busy working on a Magazine project, and getting ahead of Monday, and thought I would lay down the step by step for the Woodland Animals Project I showed you the other day.
So this is how it works….
Drip some alcohol ink on the 8″ x 10″ Gelpress plate, which is mounted on one of our megamounts.
Then spread the ink out over the plate with a brayer.
I think we’ll have a special price offer on the inks I used here for a week. You will chomp through the inks with this technique
– especially because it is highly addictive!!
Lay the stencil down on the wet ink and blot the ink out of the animals with a scrap of copy paper. It will already have dried a bit, but that’s ok. That’s what we want.
Next, dab a black archival ink pad all over the stencil, making sure to get in the cracks and little areas.
Whilst the ink is still wet, lay a piece of copy paper on the stencil, rub lightly and pull the copy paper back.
See the first print? Neat.
Remove the stencil, and you can see the alcohol ink on the Gelpress.
This one below will give us the darker print if we leave it to dry.
If you blot it and get rid of a lot of the wet alcohol ink, then you will pull a lighter print.
Just by the by, there will be a lot of ink still on the stencil. It will dry quickly, but it can be easily rejuvenated with a spritz of blending solution….
I did this and ran it through my mangle aka Gemini. with our large stencil card.
Got a beautiful, arty print from it!
Anyway, back to the other job…
Once the alcohol ink has dried on the Gelpress, it’s time to lift the print. Spread a small amount of white acrylic paint over the whole surface with a brayer.
Flip the Gelpress over and position on a piece of our large Stencil Card. It works a treat for this application.
Flip back, rub the back of the card, and carefully peel your print.
I lost a tiny bit near the owl, but I can stain that down with a little ink on a baby-wipe if I want to hide it.
There you go.
A delightful arty play session.
In a minute, I shall have another go with a different stencil.
I am getting the hang of this now….
So to the special offer on the Alcohol Ink Bundle of 8 bottles:
£20 instead of £26.80 (+ club discounts)
What else do you need?
Alcohol Blending Solution to do the stencil trick through the mangle with the dry ink
New in. Good gear.
A free afternoon.
And that’s what it is: FREE.
Love & Hugs,