This project was inspired by CreativeJumpStart2014. . . using what ya have laying around the house / homemade tools. In this case I used an empty cardboard tube from a seal a meal and a lid with rubber bands wrapped around it among some other things I had in the studio. Here’s what I started with
Gelli Printing Plate, textured fun foam, cardboard tube, rubber banded lid, brayer, various craft paints (main theme Red / Gray) I also used a rubber comb thingy by Martha Stewart.
First layer the two reds brayered together, I used four different texture foam pieces and then pulled my print on white card stock.
Second layer gray brayered on then I used the rubber comb and pulled the print on the same piece of card.
Third Layer gold brayered on then used a piece of textured foam and pulled portions of the print on the same piece of card.
Note I cleaned my brayer onto another piece of white card; I call this process Brayering Off / Brayered Off.
Fourth layer black on the end of the cardboard tube dotted over the plate and I laid the same piece of card on and dabbed off the black circles – more or less trying not to pick up the other dried layers of paint.
Fifth layer I painted white gesso onto my rubber banded lid and stamped it around on the Gelli plate then pulled this print onto my Brayered Off card; like the fourth layer trying not to pick up the dried layers of paint.
My Gelli Plate was fairly layered up so I brayed on some more gold and did a cleanup pull. This would be my third piece of white card.
The printed card
The Brayered Off card
I had to redo my lid the rubber bands gave up (over used for a couple of years will do that) I didn't have various sizes of bands so I used twine, yarn, crochet thread and one rubber band.
The Clean Up card
I was pretty happy with my results, but what to do with these three pieces of card. Hum Red, Valentine’s Card. If y'all get a chance please say Hello to Nat.
Happy Art’ing Y’all