Hello everyone, Giovanna here today. Are you enjoying the September ABC challenge on Gelli Arts® Instagram account? Every day there’s a new post following the daily prompt from one member of the team, and everyone can participate using the hashtag #ABCPRINTINGCHALLENGE, so there’s a lot of fun, inspiration and ideas to share from all over the world. Amongst the other prompts I picked WHITE, and I found three ways to incorporate/use white paint in your gel prints. Enjoy!😊
You can use opaque white paint to get bold botanical prints on dark colored paper and add stenciled details with white translucent paint and titan buff:
You can use opaque white paint to transfer magazine pages on colored paper. I experimented a bit with vintage magazine adv, leaving the magazine snippet just a couple of seconds on the plate and it worked pretty well.
TIP: When you pull the print with the gel medium leave it on the plate to dry for a few minutes and then lift the paper.
Or you can use any white paint to get a lovely resist effect with stencils and any water based ink such watercolors or Distress Ink:
Materials I used:
–Gelli Arts® Brayer
-Matte gel medium
-Acrylic paint: opaque white-translucent white-titan buff
-Yasutomo Origami paper