2019 Topic 6: Fish
Beautiful positive and negative use of an image by Nikki, plus gelli printing and more in exploring all the blues for her fishy creation! ~ Leandra
Hi everyone, it's Nikki from Addicted to Art here with you today, sharing my fish themed project.
When the scheduling for this theme was taking place I had a vague idea and said I would use stamps from Courtney Franich (ECF) and Seth Apter (ESA). I planned to create lots of fish with the fabulous texture stamps they have both released recently. But when I got going I got carried away just using one stamp!
The leaves on Courtney's recent stamp release (ECF06) are wonderful and the one with the 'bubble' seemed perfect. I have used this on my gelli plate using both the positive and negative image.
Hopefully you can see on this close up how I have used the stamp in two different ways. The first is stamping directly onto the gelli plate once the colours have been brayered onto it. I then take a print of this. This process itself loads the stamp with paint which I then also stamped directly onto card. One is the positive image, the other the negative image.
I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Acrylics - Chalk, China, Pea Coat and Caribbean Sea. I added some additional stamping using Archival Ink in Forgot Me Not and Cobalt.
Having created 5 or 6 pieces I selected my base layers and fish layers. For the latter I drew a couple of fish like shapes and cut them out - adding a little Chalk paint to the edges to highlight.