Since I bought my Gelli Plate I don't think I've used any designer paper. Which is crazy but I REALLY love making my own paper and the fact that it all matches my paints is a terrific bonus.
I took some shots of my process and thought I'd share them. If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I'll be happy to answer them.
Materials: Gelli Plate, paint, stamps, stencils, brayer, paper and I use Golden GAC-100 or acrylic gel glazing medium to help my paint stay 'open' longer. Otherwise they can sometimes dry out a bit while I'm messing around.
Don't forget to have your art journal nearby. I always clean my brayer, stamps and stencils into my AJ and it creates a great jumping off point for interesting backgrounds.
Pull your print:
Add white paint + GAC-100 and roll it out. Don't clean the plate, you want the pink and teal.
Lay stencils over paint
Choose a 'failed' gelli print. Or, if you don't have any fails
- good for you! -
use book paper, scrapbook paper, whatever.
Place it face down on top and run your brayer overtop
left is stencils, right is print. A lot prettier don't ya think?
Peel off the stencils (blot them in your AJ!) and find another 'failed' print
I'm thinking wings! Or flower petals. Or scales. Love, love, love all the pretty colors.
This is why I said don't clean off the Gelli Plate.
Now let's do this a little faster
Add some warm colored paint and a squirt of Acrylic glazing medium (it's the thin white stuff in the picture). You can see I didn't clean the plate.
Left is Ghost print, Right is First Print. Yeah, I missed pushing down in that top corner. No big deal.
Now roll on some yellow and blue and stamp into it
Lay down some stencils/punchinella
Clean stamps, brayer and stencils off on your AJ
So remember that pink and orange one we made a minute ago? Let's play with it a little more.
Roll on some violet and add a figure cut from a magazine or catalog
Stamp into it a little. I'm using a circle cut from a pair or flip flops
lay your print right over top and press firmly
I have a ton more to share. Hope you enjoyed seeing this peek into my process.