Thanks for popping in. A set of stencils caught my eye at work this morning. They are frameless. Brilliant for pottery AND Mixed Media! So I decided to have a play with them when I got home this evening. Upstairs for a change, in the arty painty inky part of my little Art studio!! You know. Get away from the news, the TV. Do something creative. MAKE something. ESCAPE.
They are those new stencils we recently launched in Sam Crowe’s Collection. Remember the fish? Blimming excellent. Click Here
Haven’t looked at a Gel Press Plate for months either. I so love working with Gelliplates too! So out with the 8×10!!! CLICK HERE
So let’s see what happens when you use a couple of the stencils on the Gel Press and add a little colour with Distress Oxide pads…
Absolutely fabulous Darling!! Now isn’t that something? Many of you will know straightaway how this was achieved. Many of you won‘t. It’s really REALLY EASY. Let’s do a step by step together…
Place the stencil on the clean Gel Press plate.
Best to place the Gel Press on a 9×11 inch Mega Mount. We sell them too.
Dab a selection of Distress Oxide ink pads onto the plate.
Spread and blend the ink with a spot on Sponge
Lift off the stencils and put to the side for now, ink sunny side up.
Lay a sheet of our large 8.5×11 inch Clarity Stencil Card on the inky plate, or
Flip the Gel Press on the mega Mount over, and position on a sheet of the Stencil Card.
Rub the back of the white card and pull the print. Bingo.
Now let’s pull the ghost print. You can either just pull a dry ghost print by repeating steps 7 and 8, or lightly spritz the plate before you place the card. Either works.
Now let’s keep going with the inky stencils. The ink will still be wet on the stencils at this point.
For this transfer trick you need a die cutting machne. Pressure. A Mangle, if you like.
Make a sandwich with a rubber shim, to emboss the stencil at the same time.
Spritz inky side lightly with water, lay on card, complete your plate sandwich, and run through your machine.
Want a more faded, ghost print? Spritz the stencil lightly with water and go again.
Lots of 1st and 2nd generation prints!
And then we make an arty picture!
And now we need a narrative – a caption. That’s where you come in! What‘s it to be ?
Here are a few ideas…
Which would YOU go with? I’m leaning towards HAPPY RETIREMENT myself! Bit dark…Or have you got other suggestions?
Would love to hear what you think. Ideas below please! Let me know you‘re there, and I’m not swimming around in blogland alone! I made the H U G E mistake of hitting the update button on the Blog site, and now it is really really hard to compose a blog. I wish I could go back to the old blogway. But then again, I say that about lots of things nowadays.
Love and hugs