Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gel Monoprinting - I'm in love!

Oh boy.  There is nothing better than new art supplies.  Today a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate arrived at my door and my daughter and I had a good time experimenting.  I think we're going to have a lot of fun with this one!

First you add some acrylic paint to the gel plate

then you use a brayer to spread it out

                                 then you draw on it using anything you can find that isn't sharp

              Then you press a piece of cardstock down onto the image and Viola!  A monoprint!
 Here is one I was had to do quickly because Mia wanted to make more.....this is addictive!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

More lettering (and some good reminders)

I've been playing around with lettering and enjoying it more than I thought I would!  This one evolved into a much needed reminder to myself.  I find that the patterns can be simpler or only a portion of the full pattern.  These letters started out as my own handwriting in pencil, then I outlined the letters in pen to make them chunky and started tangling.  I went back and erased my original letters.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Block Letters!

I'm working on some lettering examples for my next Beyond the Basics class and played with block letters today.  You could use stencils or chip board letters to trace around if you need uniform sized letters. I tried tangling within some letters and tried just a tangled background for some.   Which one do you like best??