Saturday’s blog a new technique.
Now let me see...
Why don’t we take that Chessboard Stencil I made you a couple of days ago, and put a different spin on it - literally.
We will need:
Golden Open Acrylic Paynes Grey (coming very soon)
Golden Open Acrylic Quinacridone Gold
(we’ll have it in a week or so)
Brayer (Special Sale this month)
Make up sponges.
So what’s the difference between the System 3 Acrylic paint and this Open Acrylic paint?
This one dries very slowly.
You only need thin layers of it.
Both are excellent for different tricks is all.
And every time I play, I figure out more.
So here, spread a thin layer of the Azo Gold over the Gelli Plate.
Flick some water at the plate.
Blot it with a paper towel lightly.
Just lay it down and pat it VERY LIGHTLY.
You will even get the imprint from the paper towel in this paint.
Lay a sheet of copy paper across the top, like so:
and pull your first print using the Gelli Card.
You can use pretty much any white paper or card.
Ours is the right size, so you can set the plate on a sheet of it, and line up the print piece in the right place every time,
no matter how many layers you are adding.
Pull a ghost print if you like, too.
Replace the copy paper mask, and add the Paynes Grey.
Lift the copy paper.
Position the Chessboard stencil over the wet paint,
(remind me to wash my stencil in warm soapy water !)
Blot with copy paper.
Lift the stencil,
Lay the gold print from before on the Gelli Plate
and pull the print again.
Stone Path with algae?
You can see the old Victorian lamppost on the right, can’t you?
Or let’s put another spin on it..
Pick a man.
Choose him carefully....
This calls for not just any old man..
The Brolly Man.
Sponge Butterscotch through the stencil,
Add some shade with the Watering Can Archival.
Just a great matching colour to Paynes Grey.
Add additional shading depth to the figure with a Post-it.
I love this image.
And suddenly, the stone cobbles become a wall....
and the perspective is brilliant.
More depth required...
Add a Post-it, but use the little stencil shape to cover up Don.
Remember him from the London Blog?
So now you can see that Don is turning the corner.
Or, like me, going round the bend?
Chessboard? What chessboard?
Cover the border with masking tape.
Add a sun mask and dust some Butterscotch into the edges.
Add a little grey in the lower area, too.
Interesting how the water marks have reacted.
Some grey, some yellow.
Now trim the white card right back to a sliver,
and I think that’ll do.
Mottled garden path,
or the wall at the end of the road.
Now all we need is a Sign on the wall that says
What does the Sign on the wall say?
YOU tell me.
I love hearing your minds whirring....
Hope you can join me tomorrow morning on telly at 9am
9-11 with Nigel. I am really looking forward to it.
lots of love,