Are you curious about gel printing or have an unused gel plate in your art cupboard?
This session will give you uninterrupted playtime to learn the basics plus heaps of tips and tricks to make gel prints that look amazing.
A gel plate and roller are supplied, with step-by-step instruction and guidance from Glenda your tutor. She’ll demonstrate ghost printing, layering, composition, and how to make eye-catching colour combinations. During the session, you’ll make many unique prints to frame, to embellish with mixed media, or cut up for card making.
You’ll also learn how to make a homemade gelatine plate or you can buy a commercial gel plate to take home (credit card facilities available).
No printmaking or art experience required.
Students to bring:
Apron and nametag
Acrylic paint – we recommend artist quality like Atelier or Golden Open. Colours recommended – a basic yellow/red/blue, purple, white, paynes grey. Student quality paints may produce poor results and be more difficult to work with.
Objects to print with – flat semi-dry leaves (press in phone book), lace, thread, string, rubber stamps, stencils.
Special papers to print on – we’ll supply basic papers including plain, music paper, and book pages, but you might have something special at home you’d like to try.
Snacks and drinks, something to eat for lunch if you like.