Hello and welcome to the Gelli Arts® blog!
It’s Birgit here today with some exciting news.
Maybe you remember that almost 2 years ago, I made a video about the image resist printing technique. It was an exciting new technique and many people tried it. Some with amazing results, but there were also quite some people who didn’t get it to work. It was a challenging technique where you needed to have all the variables right and I think it’s safe to say that a lot of people got sad, frustrated and gave up.
Today, I have some great news for all those people! I discovered another way of doing image resist printing that is much easier and has a way higher success rate.
The magic ingredient is StazOn!
I tried this technique with more than 10 different magazines and brochures, combined with 6 different types/brands of paint and my success rate was over 95%. The failures had to do with too much rubbing or too much paint, but all combinations worked.
So, if you wanted to do image transfers on the gel plate, but they never worked for you, then check out this video, give it a shot, and image resist printing may be your new favorite thing to do ☺
1. Apply a nice even layer of StazOn to the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.
2. Let the ink dry.
3. Roll out some paint on a sheet of paper.
Note: make sure your brayer is covered with a thin layer of paint before you touch the gel plate. A dry/clean brayer will lift up the ink.
4. Apply a thin and even layer of paint on top of the ink with your brayer.
5.Then place the magazine image on top while the paint is still wet and rub carefully.
6. Then remove the image.
Note: if there is not enough ink left on the plate, then you probably rubbed too much. You can carefully lift up the image to see if you need more rubbing. The more absorbent the magazine paper is, the less pressure you need.
7. Apply a new thin layer of paint, there is no need to let the first layer dry.
8. Place your printing paper on top while the paint is still wet and rub firmly. Pull- et voila!
Note: if there is still ink left on the plate then you probably used too much paint. You only need a thin layer to pick up the ink.
Remember- your prints don’t have to be perfect! If you want perfect, it’s easier to make a photo copy ☺ Be sure to share with us your image resist prints by tagging us @gelliarts and #gelliarts !
Thank you for stopping by and happy printing!
Magazines tested: Harper’s Bazaar, Nouveau, Jan, Elle, Linda., Marie Claire, Margriet, Vogue, Happinez, Flow, and a couple of cheap brochures I received in the mail.
Paints tested: DecoArt premium, Talens Amsterdam Standard Series, Americana, DecoArt Media Fluid, Gelli Arts®, Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body and Liquitex Soft Body.
StazOn colors tested: Jet Black, Midnight Blue, Olive Green and Royal Purple. I also tried to do this with pigment inks but they didn’t work.
Other products used: Gelli Arts® 3×5″ Gel Printing Plate, Speedball Brayer, heavy (200gr.) copier paper.
We are giving away 2 StazOn ink pads and a 3×5″ Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate to one lucky winner!
To enter: leave a comment on this blog post and we will randomly draw a winner. Deadline is Sunday, December 23, 2019 11:59PM ET. Good luck!
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