In case you are unfamiliar with what a Gel Plate is, let me quickly tell you how it works!
A Gel Plate is a gelatin-like piece of acrylic. When you play with it, most people use Acrylic Paint and roll it on with a Brayer. *You only need a tiny amount of paint* because when you roll it out with the Brayer it will create a thin layer of paint across the surface. Then, you can use stencils and other texture tools to create designs on the Gel Plate. Once you are satisfied with the design, you can do a "mono-print" by pressing a piece of card stock onto the Gel Plate (and roll on the backside of the paper with the Brayer) to transfer the image onto paper!
With these tools you really can create STUNNING papers!!
- Wendy created designs on her Gel Plate and let it dry
- She laid down a few geometric shapes (to use as a "mask") and used Black Acrylic Paint to create designs with a stencil. She pulled away the geometric shapes and let the plate dry.
- THEN she took a piece of Acetate and stuck a piece of Double-Tack to one side (Double-Tack is like a large sheet of double-sided tape)
- Then she stuck the other side of the Double Tack ONTO THE GEL PLATE!
- When she lifted the Acetate, the design lifted too!! ALL THE PAINT LIFTED OFF!!!
- You can see below the AMAZING design she created on the Gel Plate and the glossy effect of the piece of Acetate on top.. WOW! What an incredible effect!
See you soon!