We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Monday, 2 June 2014

Very Gelli .....

Spent a day with a Gelli friend.  We are getting better at understanding the sequences to use when utilising stencils and masks.  Here are the best ones I did, with explanations.

Brayer first colour onto plate.
Place stencil.
Remove paint through stencil (using clean brayer).
Brayer second colour through stencil.
Pull print.
I used the same two colours for each of these prints, just in a different order.

Brayer first colour (red).
Place stencil.
Remove paint through stencil, either by pulling a print, using clean brayer, or scrunched up paper.  It all depends how detailed the stencil is.
Remove stencil.
Leave plate to dry.
Brayer second colour (grey) over whole plate.
Pull print.

Another one using the same technique.

A mask was used this time, but same technique.

Brayer first colour (light blue).
Place stencil.
Remove paint with clean brayer.
Brayer second colour (dark blue) through stencil.
Using clean reverse text stamp (Tim Holtz), stamp through stencil.
Remove stencil.
Leave to dry.
Brayer third colour (buff titanium) all over.
Pull print.
The stencil moved slightly when I used the stamp, but still like the result!

Using black card and iridescent paint, this is the same technique as the 2 flower prints above.

I only cleaned the plate once during this session, so other colours appear on the prints, but I like that.

Have a play, and love your Gelli!

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