Corncob stencil by Kasia Avery for Crafters Workshop
Mini Dots stencil by Crafters Workshop
Alphabet Stamps by Everything Art
Well, I'm on a roll with my Gel Press plates recently! I love building the layers of colour, and waiting for those little unexpected surprises you get when mono-printing. If you would like to see how I do a page like this then have a look at the Gel Press channel on *youtube here* or follow them on *Facebook here* as I have a step-by-step video that you may like to see.
And just a heads up ... I will be teaching a mono-printing class at Craft Range Burnley on 3rd June so give them a ring if you fancy it!
I had a lot of fun creating this page for a class I was teaching at Art from the Heart this weekend.
When I am teaching a mono-printing class I always try to focus on *finishing* a page a rather than pull off hundreds of prints that you don't know what to do with. It's such a temptation to keep on pulling prints! We focused on just two pages in class this weekend, and tried to complete both with lots of added pattern and texture.
After building up my background with multiple layers of colour, lots of stencilling, doodling and stamping, I made two little lift-up flaps using a gel press mini.
And then I hid my journaling away underneath:
For the second page I chose slightly different colours, and we added some hand-cut masks:
It is just too much fun! Ha!
For details of the gel press look *here*
For details of classes at Art from the Heart look *here*
You can buy Gel Press in the UK *here*
And finally .... Art Journal Summer School 2017 is on Early Bird sale until 31st May BUT I have one free place to give away, yay! All you have to do is leave me a comment here OR on my facebook page (not on both please!) and I will pick a winner on Friday 26th May. If you have already purchased don't worry, you can still enter and Marieke will refund you.
For more details see my *previous post here*