- First I placed a thin layer of acrylic paint on the gelli plate surface using a brayer to even out the layer.
- Secondly I laid down an arrangement of leaves. With the maple leaves I added some marks simulating branches.
- Next I laid a piece of 90 lb Arches hot press paper and rubbed on the back to transfer the image.
- If the shapes seemed to stark in contrast I removed the leaves and pressed them into the white shapes.
- Then I laid another paper on the gelli plate to get the reverse print. Magic happened.
|A small section of the second pull of the maple leaves giving a 'ghost' print.|
|In the dark area between the leaves, I pressed down lace in several places to remove some of the colour and to add texture. First print.|
|Same technique as the above but with burnt umber acrylic paint|
|Second print. This one has enough white space, I may be able to add a landscape in the background.|