I’m still going with the 31 days of gel printing challenge over on Instagram. Here are days 3-5.
Day 3: stencils
So I decided to change things up a little and use ink instead of paint for this… Love the funky nature of this print using just two stencils and three different distress ink colours.
Day 4: texture
Still going with ink and this is using the Marbled stamp to create a delicate texture for this print.
Day 5: crayon resist
This was another ink experiment which although it didn’t exactly go to plan still ends up as a fun result. I did 2 layers of gel printing using inks and some punched circles. I then used a crayon to outline the circles and add a line between them before adding another layer of ink. The above picture shows the result.
So now to turn them into something. Well I decided to make some more little hello cards from them.
I added white paint pen marks to this one to brighten the resist elements. Then I added the stamped and embossed image of the typewriter from Tap Tap Tap stamps and added some watercoloured shading. A graphic and fun card.
I kept with a delicate theme for this and stamped the beautiful Petal Palette roses and then paper pieced them before adding additional details in watercoloured ink. I added the sentiment using some alpha stamps.
I decided that this needed some doodling and then a die cut circle in calypso coral helped to tie the colour scheme together. Next I took a die cut butterfly from the stash of gifted bits and pieces and using Seth Apter embossing powders I used the watercolour wings stamps to add colour and texture. I also finished off with some black glossy embossing too. Then added the cute little hello stamp from Gummiapan and some more doodling around the panel.
Love all three of these. And fun to try new techniques like the crayon resist too.