|Use 2-3 colors of acrylic paint; spread with brayer (roller); press with stamp/stencil.
|Gently smooth paper over prepared plate.
|The R side is 1st run; L side is "ghost" 2nd press.
|Roll the brayer (roller) on a journal page to clean roller; use up excess paint.
|All sorts of things work to imprint an image on the gel plate.
|Press gently to create an impression.
|Liquid acrylic works better than tube (here) which is dries quickly & also makes a darker print.
|The L side is the 1st press; the R the 2nd or "ghost" press.
|L side is first press; R is "ghost" or 2nd press on the same gel without adding additional paint.
|This imprint is made from a septic cover/part available from Home Depot. [Basic plumbing materials make art!!]
|Another septic part is the imprint + a screen for latex paint.
|Imprint from a drawing aid to make circles.
|The Gelli plate product.
|Two colors of liquid acrylic blended on the gel plate.
|Two colors of liquid acrylic; L side is 1st press & R side is 2nd or "ghost" press.
|2nd press or "ghost" with the leftover acrylic.
|First press with the original fully loaded printing plate. 4-5 shades of blue acrylic blended.
|Tube acrylic (thicker; dries MUCH faster) with embossing tool imprint (butterfly) and Catalyst paint spreader tool (top).
|Closeup of the butterfly embossing tool imprint.
|Closeup of the Catalyst rubber "painting" tool which is really a scraper.
|Mesh imprint from rug-making/punch form.
|A collection of the stencil and imprinting tools used in the samples shown.
|ABC stencil used for the impression.