Hi friends! I always enjoy a good gel plate printing sesh and can easily loose myself in the process of pulling prints for hours on end. I have small gel plates, large plates, different shaped plates, and even different brands of gel printing plates. And you know what, I enjoy them all.
Today I'm going to share how how I created a couple of greeting cards, using a 4" round gel plate.
I started by placing 2 plain white greeting cards on my printing area, with the 4" gel plate in the middle. Since I planned to work on two multi-layered cards simultaneously, I made sure that the closed edge, or the fold of the greeting cards, faced towards the gel plate and that they were spaced far enough apart to allow me to open first one card, then the other.
Once I was happy with the placement of the cards, I used a bit of washi tape to tape the open edge down to my work surface. This helps ensure that the cards stay in place and that the gel plate registers in the same spot on the greeting cards with each layer.
Using my brayer, I added a very light layer of acrylic to my plate.
Circles Circles stencil on top of it and brought down the cover of one of my greeting cards to pull the first print.
Dancing Lights stencil and continued to build up my prints, layer after layer.
Spring Bloom Collage 3 stencil.
Wishing you a week full of art and full of whimsy.