Saturday, 9 February 2019

2019 #1 Mustard: and BlueZzzz with Hot Picks {by Ellie Knol}

2019 Topic 1: Mustard


From vibrant monoprinting on a cardboard book to exploring mixing translucent Fresco Finish paints, Ellie has brought us a book of delights stuffed full of colour and beautiful Hot Picks images.  


Hi everyone, it's Ellie from PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR with you today, and I'd like to share with you a project using yellow Mustard Pickle Fresco Paint and some beautiful blue colors too. I chose to do some gelliprinting with them on pages of a cardboard book. When choosing these colors I knew that most of them were translucent paints... a few semi and opaque paints.

Why did I choose mostly translucent ones? I've long been wondering what the differences are! Now I know! As I also used some opaques, the mix of them together makes a semi opaque effect and sometimes a green colour of course! I've also sprayed on some water and/or retarder to give it a more watery translucent effect. They are all monoprints, so each page has been printed on only once!



I've wanted to use the HP1506 with its beautiful butterflies on these gelliprinted pages.



I've used these colors of Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints to print and color with:

BlueberryEggplant and Snowflake. LOVE this combination!


Moving the flower PM002 - PA Mini Mask in the paint on the gellipate and brayering over it, or spraying water gives watery and repeated effects!


Yellow plus blue makes green! Here I've printed on three tags... 


Same process with the PM006 Mini Mask! LOVE the movement this creates on the gelliprints!




Starting with the printed pages now: this uses HP1506; I chose to make this the cover of the page, and used one of the gelliprinted tags also.



On the second page I incorporated a gelliprinted tag and I've used stamps from HP1004 to stamp with.



The third finished page: using one of the butterflies and a script from HP1506 to make a collage.





The fourth finished page uses a piece of a printed tag. The beautiful stamps are from HP1005.


For both the fourth and fifth page I've used the PS092 stencil.



On the fifth page I've used the stampset HP1010!




And finally: the back cover of the book. I've used the butterfly themed stamps from 
HP1506 and throughout the book I've used the BIG script from HP1501.


That is it.. 6 pages finished. I will finish the other six at a later stage.. Work In Progress!You will get to see them in a while! Yes really, in my next post for PaperArtsy!


The mustard yellow makes for beautiful contrasts on these pages, and in combination with  the bluezzz, creates greens.. which I like very much!  

I am happy with the results, and hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making them!
Have a go yourself.. it's fun! 


Thanks for visiting today, and of course I'd appreciate if you left a comment, with a question, or maybe a suggestion for me of what you liked, or liked less?!

See you!! 

Ellie Knol 

11 comments:

Christine Alexander said...

so much inspiration for my gelli printing Ellie :)

Enny said...

Wow, what a beautiful book, love the colours, the stamps and stencils, great job ! Enny

Miriam said...

Wow... Stunning project

Flo Langley said...

Wonderfully creative. Beautiful project :)

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning Ellie! xx

Its In Our Hands said...


So, So, So Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

Anneke said...

You made a beautiful book Ellie, very inspiring!

Mac Mable said...

Wow...absolutely beautiful and amazing inspiration, thank you x.

butterfly said...

Fabulous inspiration post, Ellie - your prints are gorgeous - brilliant combining of the Mustard Pickle with those lovely translucent blues and greens for some great effects. A really lovely book.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

A gorgeous book and perfect combination of frescos! Xx

SewPaperPaint said...

This book is so so beautiful Ellie with some of my favorite PA imagery. Great inspiration!

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