Gel medium is essentially acrylic paint without pigment. It goes on milky white and dries clear. We're making a clear print, which we'll use as a resist. This technique will work with either gloss or matte. I'm using Golden Regular Gel Gloss Medium— but use what you have and see how it prints.
Here's the process…
1. Apply the medium to your plate — same as you would with paint — then roll out with a brayer. Create textures and patterns in the gel (just like you would with paint).
2. Cover with paper, rub to transfer gel medium — and pull a print.
3. Remove the stencil and quickly cover with fresh paper and pull another print. If there's enough medium remaining on the plate, this will create an interesting clear ghost print.
The next step reveals the magic in the print!
4. Apply a thin wash of color to your dry prints and see what happens! The printed gel resists the wash. What fun! I especially love adding color with Ranger's Distress Stains!
5. Wipe the stained print with a damp paper towel. This will remove residual color from the clear areas revealing a bolder pattern with higher contrast.
Go ahead and try a "clear" day of printing for a different kind of Gelli print! And please share your prints on the Gelli Arts Facebook page!
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