|These monoprints are all done on a 9x12 gelli plate using acrylic paint.|
|I found that I liked the way my Golden acrylics performed better than the Liquitex brand I got on sale recently.|
|I stayed up far too late last night working into my monoprints with watercolors and inks.|
|The acrylic acts as a resist, and the possibilities are ENDLESS!|
|This is an example of a 'ghost'print - what happens when you pull a second print from the plate.|
|Sorry about the quality of these photos - no natural day light available around here right now... (also sorry to be a bit tardy in posting my DC).|
|I am using freezer paper to mask out my houses and ladders.|
|The circle was made with a selvage strip of fabric.|
Monoprinting is one heck of alot of fun, and working on gelatin - as Linda Germain does - or the Gelli plate which is sort of a permanent gelatin plate - makes it possible to do so without a press. Linda's blog is packed with generous how-tos and tutorials, plus her own art which is vastly inspiring. Gelliarts also has a blog with many tutorials and loads of inspiration.
As I sat in the pool of warm light at my dining room table last night happily coloring my prints, I reflected on the comfortable shelter our home is. Outside the snow came down, while me and my pets were cozy inside. Grateful? YES - absolutely.