Day 13 – Multi Media – one of my favourite ways to use my Gelli plate because you can play and add so many layers and colours. This took time to let every layer dry before making the pull. Drawing with copics, paint markers, stamping, inking, painting ? – it has it all!

 

 

In the beginning…

So this is a mult-step process so I started by drawing a line down the middle of my plate so that I could make two smaller background designs and make them different.  A line isn’t necessary of course but I didn’t want to forget that I wanted two small backgrounds not one big one.  Firstly, some random doodling with Copic markers, and leave to dry.

I coloured in more of the background with a light green/yellow Copic

I added some stamping with some small Finnabair stamps including the butterflies and the yellow cog thing.

Add more detail with Posca paint pens – coloured in some of the stamps, the hearts, the butterflies etc, and added marks and dots around the plate in different colours.  I really love how the butterflies look like this.

When everything is ABSOLUTELY dry, apply a thin coat of white fluid acrylic and then pull the print immediately, and all layers will be lifted.

 

So what am I going to do with these two prints?  I think the hearts one will go into my journal and the butterfly one will be made into a wall art piece as I really love the butterflies and want to see them often.

The challenge

This month on Instagram Birgit Koopsen (@birgit_koopsen) is holding a Gel Printing Challenge with fun daily prompts to make you get more out of your gel plate –  and there are giveaways from both Birgit and @gelliarts.  I love my gel plate so I decided to join in.  Here are the prompts and the links if you want to join in too.  This image is from Birgit’s instagram page and IG has cut off her name from the bottom. so to see the photo and read about the challenge, click here.

PROJECT RECIPE:
Gel Plate
Acrylic Paints – various
Bristol paper, Mixed Media paper
Tape

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