Last month I attended an art class in Massachusetts –
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The above image came about while we were playing
with gelli plates, making various pulls with several color layers.
On my plate I had several layers of greens, blues, and yellows.
I placed a stencil of the face (Stencil Girl product) on top of the rolled colors, placed a sheet of paper on top of the stencil, and brayered back and forth several times.
I lifted the page and had this great print of the girl’s face.
Once that was dry, I rolled out a layer of magenta right on top of the remaining color on the plate.
I placed a starburst stencil near the top of the plate,
then placed the paper with the girl’s face –
face down so the starburst would be near the top of her head.
I brayered over just the top section.
When I lifted the paper from the gelli plate,
the image you see above is what I got.
I have no idea what I will do with it.
Other than admire it.
I thought that was pretty cool!
But I needed to clean up the stencils in case someone else in the class wanted to use them.
I used a baby wipe to clean the girl’s face stencil on top of a paper towel.
I didn’t expect this to happen –
when I removed the nice clean stencil,
I had this face on the paper towel.
Never one to waste an opportunity, I repeated the
cleaning process with the starburst stencil.
I really like the paper towel art I got!
So much that I brought it home,
trimmed the edges and put it in a journal.
Now I just need to make some more.
I must have stencils to clean somewhere!