Friday, 7 April 2017

Using fluid acrylics with the Gelli plate...

I have been practising lots of techniques with the Gelli plate, and refining techniques I've already learned.
These latest creations are the latter-a refined version of my earlier attempts to stamp into the paint to add some pattern into my background designs. You can see my previous attempts here. 

Gelli printing 2b 
This time however, I used Decoart fluid acrylics, which have a transluscent quality and I think are absolutely beautiful and work much better when trying to press a stamped design into the paint. 

I brayered a thin layer of Quinacridone Magenta for my first layer on the Gelli plate, pressed the stamp into the paint and allowed it to dry. The fluid acrylics dry much quicker than standard acrylic paint.

 Gelli printing 2c

Once it had dried I brayered a thin layer of Decoart fluid Gold Metallic over the top and this time pulled my print quickly before the second layer dried. The fluid acrylics are so pigmented you don't need to apply much to get full coverage. 

The Decoart fluid gold acrylic paint is my absolute favourite gold paint, it has a very high metallic finish, just stunning.

Gelli printing 2d

As you can see I did not press my card right up to the edges of the Gelli plate as I like the part-printed look, just my personal preference.

Gelli printing 2a

 The next card was made with Phthalo Turquoise, equally as beautiful as the Magenta.

The sentiments for both cards are from the Donna Downey Unity "empowered words" stamp set.

Gelli printing 2h

I changed the colour of the Tim Holtz ornate plate frame by rubbing some Decoart Metallic lustre in Gold Rush so that it matched my background. The silver frame is by Delish, now unfortunately discontinued.

Gelli printing 2f

I have learned that by applying thinner layers of paint on the Gelli, not only does it dry quicker but  invariably I got more of a "ghost" print first time without me wasting loads of card, paper and paint on the first pull that has loads of heavy paint.

I will be adding these latest creations to my pinterest board, but I am still having huge problems accessing the website itself, I just wish they would get it sorted out!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon x


Gunilla/Nilla said...

Stunning cards as always!
I think I need a Gelli plate!

Juls said...

So stylish xx

Gery said...

Wow, I just love the way you made this.
It looks gorgeous.
I have just started to discover the gelliplate and love to see how other people work with it.
Groetjes Gery

Ellen said...

Wow...gorgeous, love it!
Xx Ellen

Debbie L said...

another stunning card and yes i'll be buying some acrylic paints I think