How big of a print can you make with a little gel plate? As big as the paper (or whatever you are printing on)! This almost 4 foot long print was made with the 3×5, the 6×6, and the 4″ round Gel Press printing plates!
Just printing over and over on the paper with the 3 small gel plates, this jumbo print was created! Cleaning the brayer off directly onto the paper added to the layers of color.
Put any acrylic paint on the gel plate.
Put a stencil on the paint. Here I am using my Ladders stencil from StencilGirl.
Plop it onto the paper bag. You can do it gently and carefully, but I enjoy the fun of plopping it!
Lift up the gel plate and stencil to reveal the print. There is still lots of paint on this one so it can make more prints without adding any more paint. Repeat as many times as you wish until the layers and colors make you happy!
Stencil on top of the prints. Once I had the paper full of pattern and color, I finished it by stenciling words here and there. My Verbage stencil can do more than one verb tense. I simply covered up the -ed on the words with a scrap of paper and wished became wish!
Here’s what the paper bag looked like after an afternoon of play. Will I do more to it? Will I leave it as it is? Will I use it as gift wrap? Will I cut it up? Who knows! What I do know is I had a blast making it!
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