Gel Press Layer by Layer Monoprint Technique by Kate Crane PART ONE

Gel Press Layer by Layer Monoprint Technique by Kate Crane PART ONE


Hello. This is Kate Crane from England in the United Kingdom filming for Gel Press. Welcome to my video today.
I am going to be showing you how I created these shabby but pretty
multi-coloured, multi-layered backgrounds. Just simply using paint on the Gel Press.
But I have also used quite a lot of the Carabelle texture plates to pull off
bits of every layer so that you get lots and lots of nice light layers and allows
you to build up these colorful backgrounds without making mud. Then in
part two I am going to show you how I turn this into a full-size journal page
using all my little tips and techniques. We are finishing off backgrounds using my
newly designed stamps for Carabelle Studio. Thank you so much for watching.
Today I am using my 8 by 10 gel plate. I’ve also got my Ranger tag-sized gel
plate which I’m going to use as a palette. I am going to use my texture art plates to pull
off paint as I add layers. So I can build lots of layers without creating too many
dense layers. And then hopefully get some prints like this. I’ve used a pastel top
layer to pull off all those colors underneath. I’m going to start with a
blue; this is peacock. I’m using a palette so that I can get even paint on my
brayer. I don’t want to put one color over the whole thing. And then the
texture plate will just pull some of that color off I’m just going to let
that dry a little bit before I go in with my next color. Now I’m going to add
a green, some lime. I’m going to go with a darker color now; a
fuchsia. Because we’re just adding colors to sit on top of each other it means you
can add lots of extra color without making mud. Now a nice strong red, Ruby. Now that my layers are pretty much dry
I’m going to just add a layer of pastel blue on the top. This is sky blue. And
this time I’m going straight on. That is my kind of shabby chic print. You can
see all the bits of pattern coming through that I added along the way. If
this doesn’t work it’s possible that you didn’t leave it to dry for long enough
before you put that top layer on and it’s also affected by heat and humidity.
So it is just a piece of card stock or something similar. But this time I’m
going to lift off paint in-between with stencils. And I’m going to choose a
pastel pink for my final top layer. Thanks for Watching. Part Two Coming Soon.

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