Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Gelli Printing with the new mini gelli plates

 They came out with 6 new mini shapes and I bought the all.  They suggested that you use them on an acrylic stamp block  and that worked really well.
I used distress ink pads and texture rubbing plates.  I applied the ink directly to the gelli plate then pressed the texture rubbing plate into it and then tried stamping into a sketch book.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gelli Printing VII

Styrofoam printing plates cut into shapes and then drawn on with a pen to create texture.  Pulled the mask on the onion bag print.
Removed the styrofoam masks and pulled  a new print, then . . . 
 . . . used new colors and a texture comb to layer over the top of that.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Gelli Printing VI

 I have this gorgeous fan stencil that I picked up at Goodwill that was made for stenciling on walls for home decor, it is one of my favorite stencils, I have two sizes.
I did the onion beg, the added a layer of foam stamps . . .
 . . .  then used the fan stencil on top of all that.  Sometimes it is really had to stop layering.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Gelli Printing V

Gelli plate and an onion bag.
This turned out looking like snake skin.
Ready to pull a ghost print after taking the bag off the plate.
Ghost print comes out lighter, more subtle.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gelli Printing IV

 Started with a blue stencil gelli print. then I rolled out some green and stamped it with foam leaf shaped stamps.
 This is the pulled print.
Then I die cut some leaf shapes from stencil paper to use as masks and pulled that print.
After I removed the masks. . .
 . . . and pulled the ghost print - which I really liked also.
Next I decided to use the negative portion from the leaf masks and purple paint. . .
 . . . which turned out like this.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Gelli Printing III

 Adding foam flower stamps.
 Texture plate and a stencil.
 Die cut some flowers from stencil paper.
Pull the ghost of the masked flowers.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Gelli Printing II

 Switched to cheaper bottle acrylic paints and they work great.  This is what I plan to use with my students at school - much more cost effective.  Here I experimented with stencils, texture rubbing plates, and bubble wrap.
Here I used a texture rubbing plate with the first color and then some foam stamps with the second color.