Recently I have considered the possibility of needing to separate my personal facebook page from my artistic post. I sometimes worry that my repeated post bother them. I realized the other day that unless they belong to the Facebook groups that I am posting in, they would not see the 5 post when I share a new video or blog post.
1. Pebeo on tissue and pattern
2. White clean up too heavy with Golden Open Acrylic on top
3. Golden Open Acrylic overlapping Pebeo layers
4. Coral craft paint too wet but will add second layer later.
Once I realized that I could Gelli® print on tissue, I kept thinking about sewing pattern tissue and gift wrap tissue. I have successfully printed on both through my printer and stamped on it but would it stand up to the Gelli Arts® plate or not?
Why yes, it is possible; however, it does require a delicate touch. I made sure to pull gently, but firmly from both sides with even pressure.
But the most important step is before you ever lay the tissue down! The type of paint and amount of paint affect the results. I found that the translucent Goldens Open Acrylics worked the best along with very light applications of Basics or Pebeo Acrylics. The wetter craft paint didn't work as well. I do think that the distressed inks would also work great with this paper medium.
I found that the too heavy paint layers once dry could easily take a second layer of monoprinting. Also cutting the tissue down into more manageable sizes might help if your space is limited.
The plan is to continue to explore this weekend and upload a video documenting my results on my youtube channel : Debby Epps.
permission to use the Gelli® or Gelli Arts® trademark, which is owned by Gelli Arts® LLC
I started making an effort to use several papers as I use my Gelli Arts® plate. It bothered me to waste paper by cleaning my brayer on the same paper. Eventually,it just was mud. Now, I keep the blues, greens on one paper and reds, purples on another. I will occasionally mix them on same large paper but not let them roll over each other. These brayer papers can then be used as a base layer for future Gelli® prints or backgrounds for other projects. I use them to decorate happy mail envelopes.
Here is an example of a recent project using the brayer ed map as a background. The giraffe was added with the Gelli Arts® plate and some additional stamping in black ink. Later, I mounted it on additional scrapbook paper. Video Link