Today, I am going to use my gelli printing plate to add some images to my ugly fabric. As I said before, this thing is the greatest thing since sliced bread if you want to do easy easy printing. You can make your own, but I am lazy and I would rather not.
So, I bought this one. The website is http://www.gelliarts.com/. It has tons of information about this new product. I thought it was a bit pricey, but it is well worth it. If I don't ruin it. I have stained mine and that annoys me, but I can turn it over and use the other side. It comes with some instructions, which are important if you want it to last. It wasn't actually supposed to stain if you used acrylic paints, but somehow I did manage. Now mine is an icky blue. But it should be usable even on that side.
Here is a scan of the paper inside the packaging when you purchase one.
I haven't tried DynaFlow or other thin fabric paints. Since they are thinner, they most likely would spread better and you wouldn't have to use the medium. But, for now, I just had my mind made up to use acrylic paints.
First, I mixed the Golden Open Medium with some Carbon Black acrylic in a tube. Then I poured it over the gel plate and brayered the paint to make a smooth surface.
Next, I chose some (just a very few) objects to impress into the black paint. I used a piece of plastic canvas, one of those swirly things on a stick from years ago that we used with Radiant Pearls. Anybody remember those greasy paints? Loved them.
Then I laid my fabric face down on the gel plate and just tapped it in areas to transfer the paint to the fabric.
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