Blue flowers on red gel print

Here is another of my gel prints from last week. When I sit down to write my process for you I get a little confused as to the order I did things. With gel printing you need to do the top layer of the final print first on the plate then layer the background over the top. I don’t list the paints I use for my prints because I end up with many paints over my work surface during a printing session of several different brands. If you are wondering about paints for gel printing, use any acrylics you have and see what you like best.

I imagine I brayered blue paint on the plate first, then pressed the fiddly flower die cuts into the paint, took a print to remove all but the outlines of blue then brayered the orange and red over that. I added texture to the red layer and took the final print, I think. The grid print you see was made by pressing a textured piece of cardstock into the paint on the gel plate. I guess I need to video my process for myself as well as to share with you!

The blue prints were not as distinct as I had hoped; I’ll keep working on that. I do like the shadow flowers though and when I found an outline flower die from Penny Black I stacked two blue layers and added it over the shadows. I like its grunginess, bold colours, shadow flowers and grid texture. And those two odd white dots were made as old paint peeled off the plate. Gel printing is full of delightful surprises.

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3 Comments on “Blue flowers on red gel print”

  1. Bonnie says:

    Love this rich red background with the bright blue flowers! I get so confused trying to think top to bottom!

  2. Pat says:

    This is so bright and beautiful Heather and the rich orangy red with the texture and the bits of blue flowers looks fabulous and I love the texture too. x

  3. Maria Blake says:

    Dear Heather,

    I seem to have fallen off your email list for the past 3 weeks or so. Would you please add me back onto your blog? Thank you. I greatly enjoy seeing your artwork.

    Maria

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