Gel Press Funky Doodles PART ONE with Kate Crane

Gel Press Funky Doodles PART ONE with Kate Crane


Hello. I’m Kate Crane and I’m here with
another video for the Gel Press #fromprintstoproject series Now today I’m doing something a little bit different. I’m working backwards again.
So first layers on the plate will end up being the top layers as you pull off
your prints. But today I’m using my Posca paint pens. Now there are other
brands, lots of brands of paint pens. I’ve got a good collection of these because
you know you start with one or two and you end up with loads. And these have a
nice soft bullet tip. So these are great. You can draw directly onto your
Gel Press with these. Because they are paint, whatever you draw sits happily on top of
the plate. You can doodle. You can completely fill your plate with pattern and color.
And then we’re going to put layers on top and it will pull off slightly
distressed layers of what you’ve been drawing. One of the great things about
this technique is you put all the work in first on those early layers so when
you pull the prints off there’s not much more work to do because all the pattern
will be there. Now I’ve used mine to create this double-sided concertina
journal. I’ve just cut the pages down. And you might be able to see there all of
my doodling in the background. It’s a really great fun technique. You can’t
damage your plate as long as you use nice soft bullet-tip paint pens.
And let’s get doodling! I’m working on my 8 by 10 Gel Press. You can work on any
size for something like this. I’ve gathered up my Posca pens. Now these are
paint pens so if I draw directly onto the Gel Press the paint will sit nicely
on top of here. I can let it dry and then I can pull it off with a layer of paint
or several layers of paint. Maybe with some stencil layers as well. I’ve also
got a few stencils. If you’re not confident with you freehand doodling or
drawing you could always use your stencils to guide you on there. So I’ve
got a few stencils at the ready. So these are just standard Posca acrylic
paint pens. And I’m just going to make a start and doodle my way across the whole
plate. When I’m doodling it’s just really simple shapes. All I’m thinking
here is dots and circles, lines, arrows, broken lines. You can have broken lines
in a shape, add a little bit of movement. I’m just going to add a stencil layer
on there now with some white acrylic. I’m going to add my next layer which is a
Sky Blue Light. I’m not going to cover the whole thing. I’m just gonna bring blue in
in patches and then let that dry. And our dark color, the Fuchsia. Now the top layer. I’m just going to add
a very thin, brayered layer of a Light Rose. Something that will allow all of that
color to show. And now I have my very distressed looking
doodle page. Now there’s still some left here. So I’m going to have another go. So
two contrasting pages so far. I hope you’ll come and join me
in part two and I’ll show you what I’m going to do with my prints. Thanks for
watching!

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