Many of you have worked with the GelliArts
gel printing plate, and dozens of technique demonstrations are available on the GelliArts blog
and elsewhere. I don't have anything new to show you in terms of techniques. However, I do want to show you how Golden Open Acrylics
work so well with the gel plate. They remain wet and workable for WAY longer than other acrylics, so they are ideal for gel printing, giving you time to think about and develop each print pull.
You can mix the Open acrylics with regular acrylics or acrylic mediums, and that will speed up the drying time; for example, mix Open Manganese Blue Hue with Fluid or Heavy Body Manganese Blue Hue, and you will get a paint that dries faster than Open, but slower than regular, and at full pigment strength. Or mix Open paint with regular matte medium or gel, and the result will dry faster than Open, and be somewhat extended (diluted).
|This is the preliminary print, 10"x10".|
|This is the piece more developed, not sure if it is finished yet.|
|The preliminary print, 10"x10"|
|The same piece, developed further|
|This is a 12"x12" preliminary print.|
|... and the same piece with collage and paint, still in process.|
The next three images are preliminary prints with no collage or paint added.
Here are my collateral collage sheets:
And Amelia's works in progress:
|Amelia's fine chicken prints|
|Amelia's monoprint in Manganese Blue Hue|
I will be giving away a 6"x6" GelliArts gel plate, along with a few sample Golden Open Acrylics, to a random person who comments on this post. You must be in the United States to be eligible for the drawing (ALL of the United States). I will do the GIVEAWAY on Monday, January 13, so check back to see if you won!
|WIN THIS!! (plus some paint)|
PS: if you choose to post any of these images elsewhere, please label them as works in progress. Thanks.