Wednesday 27 March 2013

Getting my art on!!!

Today I was able to have a go with the Gelli Plate I bought last week at Art from the Heart.

I have had some small bottles of Golden Paint for quite a long time (10+ years) and got them out to play with.  They were not really the colours that I use any more so I got out all my Ranger Dabbers as well.

I had ordered a large Dina Wakely stencil from A Sprinkle of Imagination and conveniently that arrived this morning.  So I unwrapped that and found all the large stencils that I have.  Not as many as the small ones!!!

I took some paper out of a sketchbook and decided to limit myself to 10 initial prints using red and yellow acrylic paint.

No. 1 print and the shadow print  using large bubble wrap

Nos. 3 & 4 using a stencil

No. 5 which was actually the stencil I had used above pressed onto the paper

Nos. 6 & 7 using the Dina Wakley Mosaic stencil

No. 8 just pressing onto the stencil and no. 9 using the brayer directly onto the paper

No. 10 - just bits of paint that remained on the stencil

I was going to take a photo as I did each print on top - but I didn't so here are the same sheets of paper after several more layers of monoprinting.

Nos. 1 & 2

Nos. 3 & 4

No. 5

Nos. 6 & 7

Nos. 8 & 9

No. 10

And here are two extra pages that were part of the mop up of the Gelli Plate at various points.

And lastly the very last print that I did to remove all the paint left on the Gelli Plate and probably the best print I did.

Some of the pages are more pleasing than others and I've realised that I forgot to look at the level of transparency of the paint so some of the prints didn't work quite as well as others.

Thanks for popping by


  1. Loved reading this Bernice, nice to read and see the processes of how other people work (and to find that they forget things like i do!) The more I see that mosaic stencil, the more I like it! Must get me one of those! x

  2. Love all your prints! Using the gelli plate is addictive - and the papers make great backgrounds for so many projects.

  3. Like you, I think the last is the best, but some of the others are lovely as well. Tis good to see the process.


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