Last saturday I have been gelli plate printing all afternoon.
This is how I had my work space set up.
Monoprinting is such a great thing to do when you feel like creating and getting your hands dirty without a specific plan or project in mind. So just for the sake of creating.
I did all my prints on deli paper as I thought that would give me a bunch of opportunities to use them in later.
I ended up with quite a big stash of printed deli papers. I should have made a picture of them hanging on my "washing line" in my studio to dry but I forgot. Maybe next time :) But I did have my husband take a picture of my happy hands!
Anyway, the next day already I glued some of the papers in my art journal to become backgrounds for my pages.
Here is one of the pages that I finished. The gelli plate print itself was the orange background with the circles. The white comes from cleaning my brayer, the black stencil numbers, the blue on the right page and the man with the bike where prints from the left over paint on stencil I used with spray paints on other papers.
I used Liquitex Matte Medium (I just love that stuff!) to glue down the deli paper in my art journal. Of course the paper didn't fit, but once the matte medium is dry it is very easy to tear off the excess paper.
Then I added some more paint, stamped the hand cut leafs with black Archival ink and drew the stems.
Finally I added the book page circles, added some color and handwriting and splattered some black acrylic ink on top of everything.
I think this page has the feel of a summer night. It's almost getting dark but still warm and you take your bike out for a ride because it is to beautiful outside to go to bed...
Oh how I long for warm summer nights!
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It's weekend, yay, have a good one!
… and make some art! (I sure will as I'm teaching my For The Love Of Layers Workshop in my studio today :))
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