i remember making a gelli plate way back in the day -- and creating my own transfers and prints using the purple transfer pencil. Oh MY! That was more than 30+ years ago.... fast forward to today! I bit the dust and bought an 8.5 x 11 plate several months ago. Did a few test sheets and used them for a project or two a while back and then set it aside..
After watching a few more videos recently, I decided to take the plunge and take a couple of classes. I'm really liking the previews for one that begins on the 5th of March with Carolyn Dube (acolorfuljourney.com). She has a great YouTube channel too.
A couple of things I've learned so far.... either the air in my house is too dry or the paints I purchased for gel printing just don't have enough body to stay wet for more than one pull or a mixture of both OR I'm just too slow in applying the colors for a full page pull. So, hoping to figure out a good way to get things "rolling" in the right direction while not having to spend a ton more money on paints. I need to use what I have on hand.....
Here's a few of the pages I've created so far.
Nothing fancy just pulling the color off the plate for right now. I plan on adding some stenciled work here in the next few days.... but not before I get these scanned and prepped for some other uses. I've fallen in love with a couple of the pages and I definitely want them for some other uses in the future. You know, mono prints are just that. One time prints. No two are exactly the same. Here's to some more play time in the weeks to come!
Happy National Crafting Month! Learn something new this month! And be sure to #CRE8TIME this week to play and nurture your soul.