Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PAINTING WITH A GELLI PLATE


I'm always looking for new and different ways to create my papers. 
Recently I took a look at my gelli plate and thought "hmmmm...what can I do with that"
so....
here is what a came up with.
"what if" I just paint with it....no stencils (which is not easy for me to say since I do have my own line of them on Stencilgirl)
or stamps. Just paint.
So here is what I did:

First you need a gelli plate (of course) and I like to use a 
1" or wider brush to spread the paint with
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Pick a few colors and spread them around on the plate
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I'm using Deli Paper here to work with. I like it cause you can see through it and can tell if you are getting a good transfer, plus it is a great collage weight paper.
 Lay it over the paint on the plate and smooth out with your hands then peel it off
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So here is the first transfer. Let it get almost dry...I take a hair dryer and help is along.
My Mom always said "Patience patience little girl" :)
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I'm not cleaning my plate in between. That adds to the "mystery"
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For my next layer I just laid down some blue in the form of a cross. 
You see I am using some water with the paint and that causes the separation which I like.
Gives it more texture. 
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And here it is transferred to the paper. Layer two.
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This time I added some beads of black paint and used a credit card (old one mind you)
and created some interesting shapes with that.
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Here it is added to the paper. Love this effect!
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A fun thing to do is turn your paper different directions as you transfer the 
layers. Adds some interest to the paper.
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For this last layer I just squirted some fluid acrylic paint in a spiral and transferred that.
NOW....you could leave it here or add more layers. I like what I have and don't want to lose the other layers by adding more at this point. That decision is based on how yours looks and how you feel about it.....
AS FOR ME......
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Any of you who know me knows I can't stop there!!
So now for some finishing touches...just doodling really...with a brush.
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Wha-La! Here is my final piece.

Give this a try! I had a good time with it.
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Now it's time to let it all dry!
Thanks for stopping by!


Blessings,
Suzi







2 comments:

  1. Time to get my Geli plate out. Fun times tomorrow thanks for some new ideas. You rock

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