|First run/original pulled imaged.|
I used the photograph of the water lily as my guide print for a mono print. In the spirit of total art experimentation, I pushed the art envelope to see how many variations I could create from just one Gelli Art mono print "original" painting. I came up with the following five options from just one round of "first run" painting on the plate:
- Original printed onto prepared background.
- Ghost of original printed onto a second prepared background.
- White acrylic brayered over leftover paint after previous two prints had been pulled; use fresh paper which doesn't have any previous printing.
- Heavy spritzing of water onto leftover from above; enough so paint runs; press using fresh paper.
- Final print on fresh paper to soak up the remainder of the watered down acrylic. You could press using fresh paper or add this as another layer to a previously printed sheet.
|"Ghost" image with 2nd pressing of subject onto prepared background.|
|Third print: white acrylic over leftover paint; pulled on fresh sheet.|
|Fourth print onto heavily spritzed with water gel plate.|
|Fifth print with the leftover watered down acrylic.|