Hello Crafty Friends!
How fun was Amira's gel printing post last week?
Now let's take this fun a step further and add some stamping to your gel plate projects.
Are you ready for another round of gelli plate printing?
This time, I wanted to show that you could use your stamps in combination with your paints and ink pads to make amazing backgrounds on your Gel Printing Plate.
The stamp I am using is this beautiful red rubber Woodlands stamp by Darkroom door in combination with the Echo Park Woodland Stencil
Technique #1- Create an empty window
This technique gives you 3 beautiful backgrounds to work with.
To create an empty window to stamp in (if you do not want to stamp on the gel plate), brayer on a thin layer of paint or ink.
Here, I am using the Hero arts Winter Ink Cubes
Next, place a piece of paper slightly larger than your stamp in the middle of the plate.
Add the stencil on top of the paper
Pull your first print by burnishing a piece of paper (6"x8.5") well around the stencil.
This is background #1.
Please note, the reason the empty square has marks is because the stencil is not clean.
Make sure you only use one side of the stencil so that the other side of the stencil remains clean for this technique.
This is background #2.
Next, apply your second paper, burnish well and pull your second print.
This is background #3.
This allows you to stamp within this window and have the stencil background surrounding your focal stamped image.
Here, I stamped with Versamark Ink, added fine black embossing powder and heat set
I did the same for the smaller piece of paper.
And I chose to use the background in my Dylusions art journal.
And the small piece was turned into a tag
Technique #2- Stamp on your Gel Print Plate
Start by rolling out some colour with your brayer (can be paint or ink).
Place your stamp directly onto the gelli plate.
Pull the stamp off and stamp it on a piece of paper.
Then use another piece of paper to pull a print off the gelli plate.
You get 2 different looks that you can use for your art work.
I used these backgrounds to make more tags for Tina's challenge which you can find HERE
Check out the process video HERE
Thank you so much for joining me.
You can find the July Kit HERE