Thanks for popping in!
One tired but excited old Hector here!
Sorted out and completed the New Design Clubs today,
set out the project sheets, wrote them all up,
did the lot. Which is no mean feat for 3 clubs.
With a little help from Jim, it all went to the printers this evening and I am fit to drop.
Then I remembered the blog,
and actually thought it might lift my spirits,
because to be perfectly honest,
the clubs have been getting me down,
with all the lateness and mistakes on our part with delivery,
and then all the complaining and ragging on at us.
I really got to me this weekend.
Between you and me,
I have walked away from much bigger things in my life,
and the thought did cross my mind.
So it was quite a relief to switch off and get arty for an hour.
Happy to report I am covered in paint now,
and buzzing with a new idea!!
Check this out:
Parchment front side...
Love them both!
Yes, I got ye old Gel Printing Plate out and the Fresco paints,
and decided to see whether parchment could take paint.
Answer: Oh yes!!!
Ready for this?
So here’s the Groovi parchment art, using the
Gel Printing Plate - the 6" x 6"
Plus various layers of Fresco Chalk Paint.
Set the plate on our 7" x 7" Mega mount - made for the job.
Blot with paper towels,
allow each layer to dry before applying the next one.
Patchy and gritty is good.
You want gaps and openings where you can see the plate .
Eventually you are going to need to pull a print,
and for this you need a wet layer!
I have decided to go with two translucent colours, because
unlike the usual trick when I pull a triple layer print and the first layer you put down on the Printing Plate ends up being the front of the print - the LAST layer is going to be the front layer here.
if you think you’re confused,
you want to get in my head today !!
No. Not a safe place.....
While the red and yellow layer is still wet,
place the parchment frontside facing UP into the paint.
Then start rubbing the front well.
Use a brayer to squeeze out any bubbles.
Burnish the flowers and the butterfly
until it is well and truly attached!
Then come the moment of clarity...
Slowly peel the parchment off the painty Printing plate.
Will any of it stick?????
Oh yes! Not all of it, but enough to be able to say,
that this parchment story just took a very new twist.
Paint applied directly to the back with a Printing Plate.
it looks brilliant from the front AND the back.
And because you have pulled your print on parchment, which is translucent, you can play with backgrounds!
Bright green parchment behind ?
Deep Blue? Very Hawaii....
Teal? Even more tropical!
I could spend the whole evening trying out different backdrops!
And here’s what got left behind on the plate.
Rather a lot this time.
Maybe I should use a little more paint
to help release the layers next time...
Still. This needs cleaning.
cover with a thin layer of Cheesecake paint....
Lay a sheet of our clarity Gel Card/Stencil card down,
rub the back, peel back and...
there’s your very arty, very abstract mop up print.
I see a geisha, I see the sun.
I see a storm.
Just my cup of tea actually.
And so ends a turbulent day, but only in my head.
Which just goes to show that
this too shall pass.
love and hugs,