Monday, 8 September 2014

Gelli Print Lanterns and Stencil

Lanterns was theme for today - I created a gelli print collage...

then an image of a stencil came into my head so I had to make that and test it out...

I've been thinking about creating artwork based on lanterns for about a year now and when a friend posted a pic on Instagram of some lanterns and wrote Inspiration I left it....until today.

These ones are decorated...

Left  - first pull, Right - second paint layer, then remove stencil and pull print. These are ready for decorating otherwise they look like urns.

Bottom right was a clean up print - this is when you have a little bit of paint left on the gelli plate, wait for it to dry, cover with another layer paint and pull the print.  If the two colours are too close together on the colour wheel you will have trouble seeing the difference in the layers.

On black cardstock - sometimes the first layer doesn't work out too well after I take the stencil off - right hand side.

Since both sides of the stencil end up with paint on them I put the stencil between two sheets of paper after I've taken it off the gelli plate...

and I clean the brayer on greaseproof/tracing paper - it's real cheap and soaks up the paint the best - great for clean up prints. It's also very thin and great to make gelli print washi tape out of or for using for collage and art journaling.

Finally, I decided to decorate the back of some envelopes which I'll use to mail out the Gelli Print Packages I sell in my Etsy store.

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  1. These are awesome! Thanks for the great tutorial. I appreciate all you do for us geli addicts!


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