Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Gelli print giveaway on my Facebook page!

This is the first blog post I have done in a long long time,  for two reasons:
1. I get really caught up in the doing of my art and tend to not get round to writing a blog
2. I am much better at doing than writing!
But at the moment I am having a giveaway on my Facebook page of one of my monoprints,  and several people asked me to share my process.  So here goes (and I hope I get this right as I am posting from my mobile! )
I can't express how much I love my Gelli plate!  Monoprinting is such an exciting process,  as you never quite know what you are going to get until the final pull. Sometimes it is looking great then you add one more layer and it all goes wrong.  But the great thing about monoprinting is that you can just begin again ~ and also I have discovered recently that by drawing into my monoprints you can transform them in new ways! 
Here I have put down the first layer,  using some masks I cut from plastic dividers.  Sometimes I use the stencils and sometimes the masks,  usually a combination of both and I work two or more prints at a time,  pulling the first print then a ghost print on the second sheet.  
Here's the first layer!  
And Here is the second layer on two prints.  
And a third. ..I have also used textures to press into the Gelli plate. . Bubble wrap,  sequin waste,  hessian,  sometimes I use textured wallpaper or old buttons.  Anything goes! 
This photo is a bit blurry but shows the final layer of the lightest trees at the front plus a ground where I only layered paint on the bottom of the Gelli plate.  
Now,  once it it's dry I start drawing with my trusty posca paint pens!  Outlining the trees..
And drawing details such as dots, leaves, branches, and a moon.  

The final photo shows the finished piece.  Hope you like it! 

If you like what you see follow my Facebook page  www.facebook.com/Art.By.LucyBrydon
and click through to there to enter my giveaway! Just remember to be a liker of my page, and like the giveaway post which is pinned to the top. good luck! 

21 comments:

Shells said...

Beautiful prints Lucy. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy High said...

Thanks Lucy, so beautiful!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thanks shells! 😊

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thanks Wendy!

Jane said...

What a fantastic result! Am loving your work.

Iris Fritschi-Cussens said...

Thanks for sharing your process Lucy! I always find it fascinating to see how other people do it. I love how you create proper compositions with your gelli plate. I want to have a go at trying this too!

die amelie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the process! I really enjoyed watching this beautiful image come to life!

Claudia x

Maggie Kerby said...

Thanks for sharing some of your secrets, have been admiring and "liking" your work for some time now.

Kristy Tyra said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing your process!

Gill said...

Wow - thank you!

Lori Bradford said...

Im trying Gelli printing for the very first time and everything kinda looks like mud so Im really thankful that Artists like you are so generous and share their ideas and techniques. Thank You!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thank you Jane!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thanks Iris! Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thanks Claudia I shall have to do more in progress blog posts in future!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

You are very welcome Maggie!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

You're welcome kristy

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

Thanks for visiting my page Gill!

Art by Lucy Brydon said...

No problem Lori! Hope You have fun with your Gelli plate!

Vicki Miller said...

Wonderful!

Susan Achter said...

What a lovely print. Thank you for your lesson...never good at creating a layered look, but maybe now I'll give it a try.

Denise Fletcher said...

lovely work! how eid you create each layer of trees witthout painttingf over them?

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