Sunday 24 February 2019

2019 #2 Brayers: Dragonfliezzz with EKC {by Ellie Knol}

2019 Topic 2: Brayers

Ellie masters not one, but 2 gel plates with our new brayer, and comes up with some vibrant results in the process. It is just a matter of building your layers and trying out different colour combinations until you find that happy place! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Ellie from PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR with you today, and I'd like to share with you a project using a gorgeous brayer from Paper Artsy  ....  and some new stamps and stencil designed by Kay Carley!

I chose to do some monoprinting, to be used on the six blank pages in the cardboard book I made, which I showed in my previous post for Paper Artsy (...remember, I promised!).

Ready for action in my kitchen ... Fresco Finish paints, the brayer, masks and two gelliplates. 

I made a gel-plate from gelatin and water (about A4 size) and used that together with a bought Gel-plate and worked on both simultaneously. 

Brayering paints ... stamping into the wet paint ... stamping that paint onto the other gel-plate ... using the masks ... leaving paints to dry on the plates. All these processes gave me some very nice prints!!

I used the above print on two of the pages of a cardboard book...

This second print was used in the book as well

The third print I've cut up was this beautiful print; I've added some white heat embossing and a red and white marker ..... 

On the fourth print I've used the dragonfly masks  ... love the very subtle effect here! 

Now for the last one: dried up paints and borders created white, colored and darker parts on the monoprint.

A close up of the beautiful stamps I've used on all prints .. artistically drawn dragonflies designed by Kay Carley!

I am sure there is no better way of playing artfully than with a gel-plate, paints, and of course a brayer, masks and stencils and ... beautiful stamps! I prefer making gel-prints this way... a little bit of paint, 2 plates at a time, and see where it gets me.

Have you tried gel printing yet? You should!! Of course a good brayer is a must for this and the new brayer from PaperArtsy is perfect. Available from stockists now.

I hope you got inspired to go play with your artsy tools, and create one-of-a-kind artsy prints!!

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 

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Miriam said...

Fabulous project Ellie. Love how you've used the gel plates

Christine Alexander said...

wow incredible geli prints Ellie, I love that stamp set and know I'll just have to buy it :)

Flo Langley said...

Lovely effects :)

Etsuko said...

These are brilliant project Ellie!! I love the way you have used Kay's new stamps and stencils and using Jelli Plate with PA new brayer. These color results are beautiful. xx

craftytrog said...

You created some beautiful pages and effects with your brayer and gel plates Ellie! xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Beautiful results Ellie. Xx