How has your day been?
Mine is still going strong!
I am up to my elbows in paint, and having a fine old time!
4 hours later:
It all started with a brand new Polka Dot Stencil, which Jim designed and presented me with this evening
on the way out of the door at 6.
“There’s 24 spots!” he said, “brilliant for an advent calendar”.
True. I will leave that one with you ....
So this is it, the new stencil, also in the 25% sale:
So I started to have a play with it after tea...
Gelli Plate dots with the bits you also get...
Another attempt with Golden Open Paint on the Gelli Plate;
Mmm....add to stash for later....
Gelli Print with Town Stencil, my favourite, and dots,
using Open Phthalo Blue.
Interesting. Same paint on yellow paper...
This is cool.
Small Gelli Plate
Lay down Polka dots, brayer open Azo Gold over the top,
remove stencil, pull print.
I was starting to see dots by this time....
Positioned all the innies in the stencil holes on the Gelli Plate,
lifted the main stencil.
More blue paint -
Another one for the stash...
Now let’s try inks instead.
Squeezed Lemonade and
Could spend the whole night trying different things out,
but I still need a blue blog....
I promised Jim I would use his new stencil though!
And it’s his birthday today.
So I really want to tell him I used it
and it was a hit
and you loved it!
Brayer Space Cadet paint on the Gelli plate,
(that’ll be me then!)
keep rolling until it has nearly all lifted
When Space Cadet is dry,
brayer layer of darky blue Inky Pool over the top.
Lay down Town Stencil.
Get some Punchinella and blot a lot of the dark blue paint away.
Oh! Hang on!!!
Polka Dot Mooooon !!!!!!
Polka Dot Mooooon !!!!!!
Wait until the paint exposed to the light is dry,
then quickly lift the town stencil and the Polka Dot Mooooon,
and place a sheet of copy paper or card on the Gelli Plate
and rub the back.
You lift all the paint out of the houses and moooooon -
check out this print!
Now add some light Cheesecake Paint to the dry Gelli Plate
and spread it over the plate.
This amount, by the way, is far too much.
So I will roll and roll and get rid of the excess on copy paper
until it starts to lift off again.
Then flip the Gelli Plate on its Megamount over,
and place the wet paint down on a piece of clean white Stencil/Gelli card.
Rub the back of the artwork,
peel off, pull the print as it were, to reveal
a totally clean Gelli Plate....
and a magnificent Town stencil print.
with a Polka Dot Mooooon!
Add a few highlights with pencils,
and the job’s a goodn.
Don’t forget to take advantage of our 25% Stencil Sale.
(+ Club Member’s discount)
And grab yourself a Polka Dot Stencil while you’re there!
Brilliant for backgrounds.
love and hugs,