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Stamp-thru on a Gelli print

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I have some stuff I need to do so I just thought I would add this thing I’ve been playing with – limited success, until I approached it logically LOL!

I used a stencil over a Gelli print, and stippled the black thru it, but there is no reason you can’t do the same thing when you have used a stencil to PULL a print.

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Once I had the black in place and it was DRY, I used my homemade white acrylic ink stamp pad (I had to slightly refresh it with a bit more ink last week, but it is still working well) to stamp text thru the stencil so it only appeared on the black.

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My problem was that the clear stamp was very fine, and although it sort of worked on my home-cut stencil, the raised text might not be deep enough to work with a commercial (thicker) stencil.

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Some areas worked better than others.

So I thought how I might solve that – it’s a trade-off really.  The thin text looks better on the thin lines of this stencil, but the thicker foam stamps give a much bolder impression.

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But with the bigger letters you lose the detail to the point you can’t tell they are letters.

So the solution is to use a stencil that has a much bigger area.  Shame I used the wrong stamp, the one with the letters reversed to use on the Gelli plate to remove paint.

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With that much black, even the clear stamp showed up well. As I’d messed up the stamping already I figured I might as well give it a go over LOL!  I may still find a use for it, but even if  don’t it was worth having a go.

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I def. like the effect so will be playing around with this a bit more, I’m sure!

 

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5 thoughts on “Stamp-thru on a Gelli print

  1. I like it. How about name it “Life in the Rearview Mirror”.

  2. I just subscribed myself to follow your blog, you’re so creative and I love all the experiments you do.

  3. Yes, I’ve seen that problem before, but you’ve solved it with the wider stencil. I so like the use of letter stencils on mixed media or gelli print work! It’s an edgy, graphic look that grabs you.

  4. I love all the different things you try, so fun and inspiring!

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