I didn't actually buy them to do rubbings, although I hope I'll get to that eventually.
I wanted them to use for printing with my gelli plate.
When I was watching Creative Jumpstarts at the beginning of the year, Louise Nelson did some very cool videos showing gelli plate printing just using white paint. I have a black-paged journal that needed some base pattern on some pages.
I brayered white paint onto my gelli plate and pressed down with a rubbing plate to make the pattern impression. First I printed the wet paint left on the plate to a couple of pages
I got 2 prints because of the size of my rubbing plate relative to the size of the page
I then proceeded to print several pages from the gelli plate
|Used paper mask to get a nice clear journal space|
|Paper removed = second print|
I applied more pattern, but not more paintThen kept lifting prints until the plate was clear
|This was 3 pulls from the edges of the plate|
then I wanted to see what metallic paints would look like on the black
|Bronze print from rubbing plate|
|Gold print from rubbing plate|
|Gold print from gelli plate|
|Combination of second pulls from rubbing plate and different area of gelli plate|
And lastly cream
|Masked to create a frame|
|Mask removed, second pull|
As an aside, I feel like I'm always saying "I got a great deal" when I show you a new purchase this year. I am being truthful, and it's all because of my year of being thrifty. If it's not a great deal, or I feel like "it" will maybe just sit in the cupboard with other supplies that I'm just not getting to use, I'm not buying.
Hope you have a fun weekend