Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Gelli print giveaway on my Facebook page!

This is the first blog post I have done in a long long time,  for two reasons:
1. I get really caught up in the doing of my art and tend to not get round to writing a blog
2. I am much better at doing than writing!
But at the moment I am having a giveaway on my Facebook page of one of my monoprints,  and several people asked me to share my process.  So here goes (and I hope I get this right as I am posting from my mobile! )
I can't express how much I love my Gelli plate!  Monoprinting is such an exciting process,  as you never quite know what you are going to get until the final pull. Sometimes it is looking great then you add one more layer and it all goes wrong.  But the great thing about monoprinting is that you can just begin again ~ and also I have discovered recently that by drawing into my monoprints you can transform them in new ways! 
Here I have put down the first layer,  using some masks I cut from plastic dividers.  Sometimes I use the stencils and sometimes the masks,  usually a combination of both and I work two or more prints at a time,  pulling the first print then a ghost print on the second sheet.  
Here's the first layer!  
And Here is the second layer on two prints.  
And a third. ..I have also used textures to press into the Gelli plate. . Bubble wrap,  sequin waste,  hessian,  sometimes I use textured wallpaper or old buttons.  Anything goes! 
This photo is a bit blurry but shows the final layer of the lightest trees at the front plus a ground where I only layered paint on the bottom of the Gelli plate.  
Now,  once it it's dry I start drawing with my trusty posca paint pens!  Outlining the trees..
And drawing details such as dots, leaves, branches, and a moon.  

The final photo shows the finished piece.  Hope you like it! 

If you like what you see follow my Facebook page  www.facebook.com/Art.By.LucyBrydon
and click through to there to enter my giveaway! Just remember to be a liker of my page, and like the giveaway post which is pinned to the top. good luck! 
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