Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gel Press & Splash Inks

Painting on Gel plates is something I have put off.  Not sure why? This weekend I sure had fun playing with paint!



TOOLS:
Gel Press Plate
Brayer
Splash Ink
Punchinella

All supplies available at Altered Pages

 
 

The first print was made with blue and yellow Splash Ink. After using the brayer I had the bright green.

 
 
Punched leaves were used to give negative space on my print.  There was a ring left around each of the leaves.  Lesson learned remove the leaves before laying the paper on the plate.  The leaves will remove the paint from the plate.  The paper was then spritzed to add a bit of color.  



Between colors I sprayed my plate with water and gently wiped with a paper towel.  My next print was with red and yellow Splash Ink... you will see a little of the green left from the previous print. To add texture bubble wrap, punchinella and a bottle cap was used on the plate, the paper was laid  it.


The two above were made with red and blue Splash Ink... the first texture was added with bubble wrap and bottle caps.  The second was only with the brayer.  Lesson learned on the second that it is important to use the brayer on the back side of the paper to use the brayer (it would eliminate the white spot on the second print above).

 
 
My final print was made with blue, yellow and red Splash Ink!  Texture was added with bubble wrap, punchinella and a bottle cap. Lesson learned using more than two colors at a time can muddy when using the brayer.
 
Next time I want to try adding additional layers of color.
 
When finished I washed my plate gently with soapy water.  Do not let it sit and dry with excess paint on it. 
 
 
With my first prints I made a few all occasion cards to use when I need to write a quick "Thinking of You" "Thank You" or "Just a Note" card.  Now I have a few just waiting to be used.



You can purchase Gel Press products and Splash Inks
at Altered Pages!

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