Wednesday, 30 July 2014

More New Stencils For the Gelli Plate

I've created three new stencils for my gelli plate. 

The roll of acetate was proving difficult to flatten so here's a few more tips:

Tip of the day No. 1: Do not try to flatten acetate roll by pouring boiling water over it - your stencil will buckle and you will cry.

Tip of the day No. 2: You can try to iron out the buckling and flatten the stencil but start off on the lowest heat and have a tea towel folded in half with the acetate stencil in the middle.

Tip of the day No. 3: Buy acetate sheets if they are available.  They may be more expensive than the roll but they are a better size but seriously all the bother and difficulty is not worth $1.  (The roll was $5 = 500mm x 550mm/20 x 22 inches and the sheets are $3 = A3 = 2 x A4 = 29.7 x 42.0cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches. Its area is 0.125 square meters, or 0.15 square yards,1.35 square foot, 193.75 square inches.)

The previous stencil inspired me to create this fish one:

This stencil I had thought about but then found something I had in mind on Pinterest - so I made some changes and added a few more bridges.

What am I going to do with all these prints?  I'm going to package them up and sell them on Etsy! They'll be in the shop early next week, I need to create a few more to fill up the envelopes!

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