Today I’m playing with my Gelli Arts® plate and pulling some sample mono prints for my next workshop at CraftFusion on Friday May 22nd. Every other week or so I will set aside some time to just pull prints and fill up my stash of prints. I use them for collages on my canvases and art journal pages.
In the workshop we’ll be using my regular music sheets and book pages, but also Strathmore Printmaking papers. They are 8″ x 10″ and weigh more than regular copy paper. They hold up much better to multiple layers of paints and pulls of prints.
The first layers I usually do details on the spread paint with texture tools to make a design.
The music sheets are still one of my favorite papers to use. The notes add so much detial.
The Strathmore papers come in pads of 40 sheets and sell for about $10. I plan on using these only for specific projects and patterns.
I tried something new with masks and the plate. I really love how these came out. It’s a technique that I will definitely teach in my next workshop.
So, if you’re in the Metro Phoenix area, please join me at my next workshop and we can create some great prints. Contact Charmaine at CraftFusion to register.
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