Hello fellow creatives! Today’s post features products by
Gelli Arts®and Grafix®
The polyester films by Grafix®are fun to work with and challenged me creatively because of their translucent
and transparent properties. I started out with the mindset to just experiment
with these new-to-me products and at the end I had plenty options to mix and
match as I created my art. The resulting artwork is vibrant, textural and has a
depth of color that makes my eyes happy.
I used the clear Craft Plastic to cut out multiple arch shapes to use as masks during the printing process. In the end they were beautifully layered and I had to include them in my final composition. The opaque white Craft Plastic has a velvety matte surface that accepted the acrylic paint beautifully! The two Dura-lar films printed beautifully as well and their less porous surfaces helped the acrylic paint print a subtle texture. I was also able to get a few more “ghost prints” then when I use regular paper.
Please watch the following process video to see how the magic happened.
- 9×12″ Gelli Arts® printing plate
- Mini Texture combs by Gelli Arts®
- DecoArt Americana Premium Acrylic Paint (Pyrrole
Red, Cadmium Orange Hue, Primary Yellow, Primary Cyan and Translucent White)
- Dixie® All Purpose Food Wrap
- For the finished artwork: Old Dictionary pages, 12×12 substrates and gel medium
- Dura-lar®: .004 Wet Media Film (9×12) and .005
Two-sided Matte Film (9×12)
Plastic: .020 Crystal Clear (12×12) and .010
Opaque White (12×12)