Friday, May 24, 2013

Maksing with the Gel Plate

This is not a real Fresh Paint Friday, because I am not making a piece start to finish.  I am, however, demonstrating one of the techniques I'm using for my new series of shape arrangements.  I will be teaching a workshop on Masks and Stencils at Art and Soul next year in Kansas City (March 20 - 23, 2014), so stay tuned.

Here are a few of the pieces I started yesterday. I will post finished pieces next week. These are all in progress:

The is the piece in the video.  I will, possibly, add ink and then paint.

Another beginning using various techniques on the gel plate.

The large shape is a ghost print, the others the first pull.

I started introducing some brighter colors.

The faint curvy lines at the bottom are a ghost print, not using a mask.
 If you have a gel plate from GelliArts,  give this a try!  Experiment with your own palette and techniques.  You can also make a gelatin plate using Knox gelatin or Monoprint Gelatin.  It does not last as long, but gelatin has its own unique properties.  I am using my usual set of materials listed on my Links Page.  Thanks for visiting!!

22 comments:

  1. These look so cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. amazing! your style is soooo you, even with gelli printing! love!

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  3. I love this! I bought a BIG container of gelatin at a cake decorating store (?!?) with plans to make my own plate. You have inspired me to get busy and DO it.

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  4. Great ideas for generating shapes! Thanks!

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  5. very interesting Jane! I already love the one with the redand look forward to seeing how you finish these. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. fantastic technique. I just love the prints and your organic shapes. Reminds me of rock balancing...

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  7. This is amazing, it's inspiring me to try more. Thank you

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  8. Hi Jane: loved this video. Thnk you. I see you get your paper from Utrecht. Do you buy the large 22 x 30 sheets or the paper pads 90 lb.?
    thanks

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    1. Hi Trish. I get the 22x30 sheets, 100 at a time to get the best price. The other paper I use is Stonehenge, which is comparable in price and I swear it is exactly the same paper.

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  9. Fabulous prints! This is the most sophisticated work I have seen using Gelli plates. I'm truly impressed and now I need to go and play! Terri

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  10. HI Jane - so inspiring! I'm going to try this tomorrow. The gelli plate (and you) continue to amaze me.

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  11. I've toyed with the idea of getting a Gelli plate...you've convinced me.

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  12. You make everything look so simple, but I know there is planning going on there.
    I love my gelli plate and will try some of these shapes. I think they look incredible.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very nice results, and interesting to see something new (and yes, sophisticated) using the gelli plate.

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  14. Jane - I need to buy some new brayers - any advice on the best make? I am not sure which kind of roller I should get, though I realise I need a number of widths. Thanks.

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  15. Fabulous results - love the textures!

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  16. This is so clever and very effective, thank you for sharing the idea.

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  17. I have incorporated several recipes using Knox gelatin with vegetable glycerin to make a permanent plate & it works very well! Doesn't have to be refrigerated!

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  18. Hi Jane, These are really beautiful. Would you please say what type of paper you use for masking, and what type for the painting? Thanks!

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    1. Look at my Favorite Materials page: cheap drawing paper, Stonehenge.

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