I tried a new technique on the Gelli-Plate last week that I learned from Carla Sonheim. You can find out more about my mask series here, Making Masks!
I did this technique on a 5 x 7 inch Gelli-Plate using Golden Fluid Acrylic paint.
I created my pattern by folding a piece of copy paper in half and cutting the paper with scissors. I laid it directly on the Gelli-Plate without applying paint first. I have always put paint on the Gelli-Plate before my pattern so this was a new concept for me.
Next, I placed about a quarter-sized dab of paint directly on top of my pattern used a brayer to spread the paint evenly over my design. Note: The copy paper pattern ripped when I applied paint on the top of it so I learned to use thicker paper such as cardstock to mask it for future projects.
After I let the paint completely dry in about 10 minutes, I removed the paper pattern carefully from my Gelli-Plate.
Next, I added a contrasting color of acrylic paint directly on my printing plate with the brayer and and placed a 9 x 12 inch sheet of Fabriano hot press, 90 lb paper on top, pressing over the paper with a clean brayer on the back of my paper.
Important step: Let paper rest until the paint dries for an additional 10 minutes.
After the paint dried, I pulled my print slowly from the Gelli-Plate:
I decorated my print with Posca paint pens, Uniball Signo white pen and a black Micron pen.
I’m not sure that I’m done decorating this one, but I thought you may enjoy seeing it.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my process. I made other masks with this technique that I hope to share with you soon.
Posted in Acrylic Paint, gelli printing, imagination, Masks, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paint, art experiments, color pencils, creative play, fun, Gelli-Prints, mask, Posca pens
Perhaps you remember this fish doodle that I started recently? If not, you can find it here: Paint Pen Fish Doodle
I have been working on it a little each evening and I am finally done!
I am really please how it turned out! What do you think?
I reminds me of Koi fish swimming in a pond. I love watching fish swim almost as much as I like drawing doodles! 😉
Cheers to a relaxing weekend! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, Doodles, Drawing, Fish, ink, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged art journal, Colorful, creative, creative play, drawing, fish, imagination, ink, inspiration, meditative, mixed media, peaceful, Posca pens, relaxing, zen doodles, zentangle
I wanted to share my process and tools I used to “catch” my fish from yesterday!
I started by selecting a background and decided to use this hot-press watercolor paper that I had painted with acrylics. I like the variegated colors:
I folded the paper into a simple journal and painted both sides so I have six different squares in a variety of background colors:
I cut simple shapes from my gelli-printed paper and glued them to the paper with Liquitex Matte Medium:
At this point, they look more like fall leaves than fish! So I added details with an Uni-ball Signo white gel pen and black micron pen:
Next, I added more details with Uni Posca paint pens – I just LOVE these opaque water based markers!! ❤️ I recently purchase a set of 15 colors with a medium tip from Amazon. They come in different sized tips and are sold in sets on Amazon or individually from Dick Blick (another item to add to that wish list!!)
I finished my page by adding some Prismacolor pencils – the Posca paint pens drew on top of color pencil too:
I predict I will be drawing more fish into my creative net with these Posca paint markers! I love that they are odorless, fade proof and bleed proof and can be used on almost any surface!
Have you ever experimented with these markers? I hope you share it with me!
Happy Fishing! 🙂
Posted in Art Journal, art supplies, Fish, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paint, art journal, color pencils, creative experiments, creative ideas, fish, gelli-printed paper, micron black pen, mixed media, Posca pens, white gel pen
I remember fishing with my family as a young child. When we went in my dad’s boat on the lake, we would sit for hours (or so it seemed) without the fish taking a bite… talk about BORING!! 🙄
When I was a teenager, we started creek fishing which was much more EXCITING! 😃 We could actually SEE the fish swimming in the creek water. And we caught fish! Hooray!! I recall how wonderful they tasted knowing I caught them! 👍
Two of my sweet friends from Germany and I are going on our own CREATIVE, fishing expedition starting September 1st and you are welcome to join us if you’d like! 🐡
My goal is to create 50 mixed media fish and post mainly on Instagram. However, a fish or two may swim onto a blog post! 😮
I started experimenting with materials and here is a fish appetizer for you:
I will show you my fish finding tools on Friday. I hope you join me!
Posted in Art Journal, Fish, Humor, Lake, Mixed Media, Uncategorized
Tagged acrylic paint, art challenge, art journal, creative play, fish, fishing, friends, fun, gelli-printed paper, markers, micron black pen, mixed media art, Posca pens, white gel pen