Sunday, March 24, 2013

More Gelli girl

I love it when the idea pans out. ESPECIALLY during a class or demo! Like I said in my previous post, I was working for 4 hours, and never once cleaned off my Gelli plate. Or brayer. Which was developing a skin! I had to stop myself from 'peeling' it off like old nail polish.... BUT I digress....

POINT BEING, there is quite a bit of residual paint on the plate from previous prints.
I used a 12x12 Crafters Workshop stencil called Botanicals. Brushed paint into the open are of the stencil, removed the stencil & pulled my print.

I was limited to paint colors this day. Red, Yellow, 2 blues, white, black, 2 ochre like colors, and a very deep purple. The orchre and yellow with the deep blue, created the greens. I knew that was going to happen (really, I did).
This is a second generation print.
What I find ESPECIALLY when I'm demoing and yapping away, the paint is drying on the Gelli plate. So now I keep a mister of water handy & I spritz the paint, wait a bit to let the paints rehydrate and pull another print. I've gotten some really cool prints using this method!

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Getting my Gelli Girl on!

I was so THRILLED to demo the Gelli Art's Printing plate again at Artist and Display for their 2x a year Make Your Mark event! Always a great time!

I worked with the Gelli plate, Golden Acrylics, Catalyst Tools, The Crafters Workshop Stencils, some homemade die cut stencils, rubber stamps and other mark making 'tools'. Buttons, bubble wrap, punchinella, a credit card.....
For the most part, I used Mixed Media paper by Strathmore, which I love, tags, canvas cloth and a tee shirt.

Over the course of 4 hours, I made a TON of prints, but I'm just going to post some of my favorites!

With this piece, I used Akua Printing Inks (by Speedball). The red & yellow are the Akua. I used a rays stencil (not sure of the real name), brushing in the yellow & red. There is A LOT of residual paint that popped thru the teal , but love how that just adds so much depth!  

This is the second generation print. You can see how strong the Akua paint is!
I just love this piece. It is SO cool in person, if I do say so myself!
I wish I would have taken a picture of the Gelli plate, but that's tough to do when you're demoing to a crowd, and you're hands are full of paint!
After the previous prints I pulled, I had again, had residual paint. I demoed for 4 hours and never once cleaned the paint off the Gelli plate. Or the brayer, paint brushes or tools. I just cleaned up stencils along the way. SO, with this print, I basically made marks with paint (white teal yellow black) and 'tools' like bubblewrap, a button, mesh... Then laid the stencil down & brushed some paint into the open areas. Removed it and pulled this great print!
The residual ink from that printing was used on the tag below.

This tag, started out as a piece, that was a 2nd generation print, that really didn't have a lot going on. It 'needed' layers & depth. So while working on the RAYS piece above,

I used residual paint remaining on the Gelli plate, to add depth. I introduced one of the newer CW stencils as a mask to the plate (Sally Carly), and brushed black paint around it.

Removed the mask, and wa-la! I LOVE this one!

Here's a little close up. You can see the red rays, and all of the pattern from previous Gelli prints.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patty's Day!

May your blessings be many and your troubles be few,

May you find in your pocket,

a shileleigh or two.

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

More owls

Just digging this die! I have so many backgrounds made from stencils and Gelli prints! This fish scales stencil is a perfect look for the owl!

I made a card on an chicken wire like embossed stock and Washi tape.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hooty who!!!

I'm loving this new Sizzix die, Owl#2 (557694)!

I used background papers I made using sprays, stencils, stamps and The Gelli Print plate!

This guy I cut into a side opening card!

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