I enjoyed doing these acrylic printing experiments on the Gelli-plate while at the lake last week.
Here are some of my results…
Printing on deli paper, I added some metallic paint that I hadn’t done before – not sure you can see it in my photos but it gives an interesting sparkle to them:
I tried drawing patterns with a permanent black pen first before adding several layers of acrylics on the Gelli-plate. The watercolor paper on the left is hot-press and the right is cold-press. I found that the cold-pressed paper added a nice texture to my design.
I made various marks using Neocolors and Tombow markers first. I used 90-lb hot-press watercolor paper on both of these:
I like how the water-soluble marks bled or softened depending how much water I used with the acrylic paints.
I added some watercolor or gouache paints to the background of these first. Can you see the negative print of a leaf (red outline) on the print on the left?
And for this last one, I painted my circles with gouache first on 140-lb cold-pressed watercolor paper. I was careful to allow some of the gouache to show through my acrylic paint layers. I really liked this one:
I’m curious to hear what you think!
Happy experimenting! 🙂