Hi there! It’s Marsha here. Today I’m sharing my experiments with watercolour on the new Jane Davenport 8”x10” gel printing plate!
The amount of water needed to activate causes the ink to bead up on the slick surface of the gel printing plate. You can still pull awesome textured prints with it, but sometimes the distressed, beaded look isn’t what you are looking for.
In last month’s video, I applied liquid inks to the plate with a cosmetic sponge. This method works well for a watercolour that is already liquid, but, although it isn’t impossible, it is harder to achieve with watercolours that come in a small pan.
The solution is to apply a barrier on the plate to combat the slickness, or to alter the watercolour to change the water tension.
In an earlier video (link: https://gelliartsblog.com/2017/05/gelli-printing-with-watercolor.html), I applied dish soap to the surface of the plate. The soap created both a barrier, and it altered the viscosity of the watercolour. It created fun prints, but the results still didn’t look like a watercolour.
So this time, I thought I would try layering different mediums to see if I could come up with a way to create a more predictable result.
Watch video I on, creating a mixed media gel print using pans!
In video, a Jane Davenport pan set.
start, cakes. water, I let a . a or load brush water a drop of water cake.
or soft . The gesso on , want best !
keep brush damp.
It release pigment pan at time dry a on . gel mediums on top do up of as paper does.
I gel prints ! share on Instagram #.
Arts® + Jane Davenport Printing Set
Jane Davenport Sea Set
Jane Davenport Stamp & Die
paper (9.5” x 12”)