And....You have to love the unexpected surprises. It never turns out as planned and I have to say... even the worst prints can be cut up and used in other art pieces. So far, all of my prints have been used as journal pages. I just add a little doodling and lettering and called it a day!!!
This is how I made these prints:
I used two colors for this print. First I brayered yellow paint all over the plate, stamped with bubble wrap, used a texture comb and pulled a print. Next, I brayered blue paint all over the plate, stamped with a tile stamp, circle stencil and bubble wrap; placed three mermaid masks on the plate and pulled a print. I planned to add a third color but decided that I would lose some of the delicate pattern so I quit while I was ahead!!
These are the tools that I used to make the mermaid print. Notice that I don't wash my stencils or masks! (grin)
For this next print, I used three colors. The first color used was yellow and textured with a texture comb. Next, a magenta color was brayered only in select areas and textured by using a stencil and bubble wrap. For the last layer, I brayered blue paint all over the plate, textured it with a texture comb and then positioned the bird masks prior to pulling a print.
I love the texture of the birds especially the one on the right and think that I might make prints of birds to cut up and use as tags or ornaments.
This print is a ghost print of the previous print. A print was taken after I removed the bird masks. (This picked up the blue paint left over from the previous print.) Then I brayered yellow paint all over the plate, textured it with a tile stamp and pulled a print. Next, I brayered green paint in select areas, used a leaf mask and pulled a print. Lastly, magenta paint was used in select areas, textured with bubble wrap and pulled a print. The nice surprise on this print is how the bubble wrap made little round star flowers. That's what I love about the Gelli Printing Plate...you never know what you are going to get!!!
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these prints made from the Gelli Printing Plate and I hope that you are inspired to try some of your own.
If you have a Gelli Printing Plate and would like to share your experiences or tips, I would love to hear from you!
Until next time,