Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® Blog!
It’s Birgit here today to show you a technique that is definitely not new- but, there is nothing wrong with revisiting an oldie but goodie, especially when it is such a great one, right!?
Watch my video and create along with me:
This 3- layer technique with stencils and masks creates drop shadows which gives your prints a wonderful 3D effect.
And it is easy as one – two – three!
Print your first layer in middle value colors. Then, place a stencil or mask on top and print the second layer with a darker/contrasting color. Finally, place the stencil or mask slightly off on the print and print with a light (but opaque) color on top. I added some titan white to my last layers to make the light colors more opaque.
Please share your drop shadow prints with us on Instagram using @GelliArts and #gelliarts – We love seeing your creations!
– Acrylic Paint (DecoArt, Amsterdam, Liquitex)
– Stencils and masks: my designs for Carabelle studios (Indian Tile stencil, Indian Mandala mask)
– Acrylic block 17x17cm: Carabelle studio
Thank you for reading and happy printing!