Exploring Mixed Media: 4

Gelli Plate printing

These first samples have been about re-familiarising myself with the Gelli plate, getting good coverage and colour combinations.  All produced with various brands of acrylic paints.

Creating patterns within the painted layers.

Stencilling: Experiments with different media.

Left to right:
Top row: 1) Water-soluble crayon on paper, overlaid stencil and wiped with damp cloth. 2) Remaining crayon on stencil wiped over clean paper. 3) 2nd print with remaining colour on cloth.
Second row: 1) Water-soluble pencil scribbled on paper, overlaid stencil and wiped with damp cloth. 2) Same as previous but with darker colour. 3) Remaining colour on damp cloth wiped over clean stencil.
Third & Forth rows: Inktense pencils scribbled onto paper, overlaid stencil and wiped with damp cloth or stippled with sponge (to avoid excessive running).  Further prints on clean paper using remaining colour on cloth or sponge.

My preference for adding pattern, at this stage, are the results from the acrylic paints in the Gelli plate section and the water soluble crayon 2nd & 3rd prints.

Moving on to hand cut masks with acrylic paints on Gelli plate.  Not something I’ve really explored before so looking forward to seeing how crisp the images are.  Others in the facebook group write that they are experiencing bleeding and loss of accurate masked shapes.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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