The supplies I am using are my 8" x 10" gel plate, a brayer, several colors of
PaperArtsy Infusions, 4 sheets of watercolor paper, spray bottle filled w/water, a couple
sheets of deli paper or thin copy paper to pick up excess color on plate, and a roll of paper towels.
To begin, I laid the stencil onto my gel plate and pressed it down to create good contact
with the plate to prevent the color from seeping under the stencil too much.
You can spray again after the stencil is removed. Before removing the stencil, set a blank sheet of
watercolor paper to the side of the plate and spritz an even coat of water on the paper.
Gently lift the stencil off of the plate and lay upside down on the moistened
paper. This will allow the reverse image to be printed on this sheet.
Lay a second sheet of watercolor paper on the gel plate to pick up the remaining pigment.
While this doesn't show the pattern of the stencil, it turns out to be a beautiful
vivid paper to add other elements onto. You could even roll acrylic paint on
the gel plate, lay the stencil back down on top of the acrylic and pull a print leaving
the background in the spaces where the stencil is a solid image.
Using a thin piece of paper, I laid it on the plate and soaked up the remaining color.
I will use this as collage paper of add other images on top of this.
Before removing the stencil from the other paper, I use a paper towel
roll and rolled it over the stencil to pick up and water remaining. This will help keep the
image crisp and keep the pigment from bleeding into the white area.
If you want the pigment to spread a little more after you pick up the stencil you can
lightly mist it again with water remembering that the color may spread into the white areas
so be sure to use a light mist, let it do it's work, and then add more in small increments.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoy trying this technique.
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