Saturday, 31 March 2018

Water Soluble Crayons, Primary Colours and A Green Bough

Hello Everyone!

It's the final day of Birgit Koopsen's Gelli Print Challenge sadly. It's been such a fun month, trying out different mediums and techniques on my Gelli Plate. Here are the final two prompts.

Day 30 - Water Soluble Crayons - this took a bit of practise, and experimentation, and inspiration from other people. Laying down a stencil, scribbling with Gelatos through, then blending with my fingers, then applying white acrylic and taking a print worked well.

Some ghost prints...

Dry drawing on the plate with Gelatos and using white acrylic to take a print, not such good results. Water is definitely needed to activate the colours better.

Then I spotted Sarah Anderson's idea of applying black paint, laying a stencil on it, taking a print to remove the black design, then using a wet crayon to colour in the stencil spaces. I used Scribble Sticks, and I love the stained glass effect.

And I also spritzed water onto the Gelli Plate, and drew a design with Gelatos, following a tip from Ruth Mescall.

Day 31 - Primary Colours - Not colours I would normally choose, but I loved the effects of the colours overlapping.

And finally, I created a page in my art journal, using one of my Gelli Plate prints. I'm entering it for the last day of Rosie's 'Spring' challenge at Art Journal Journey.

Have a lovely weekend,
I'll see you tomorrow with my Easter makes,

Alison x


  1. Oh my gosh! You were so busy and used and learnt so much techniques in the course of this challenge! This last prints and techniques are so interesting as well! Great!
    And I adore your lovely page made on that stain glass effect background! Thank you for so many amazing pages linked to Art Journal Journey this past month Alison!
    It is such an inspiration here on your blog ! Thank you!
    I am looking forward to tomorrow's post - you know why - !
    Happy evening!

  2. Wonderful prints, you have had fun this month. Hugs, Valerie

  3. More awesome page Alison and the page you shared is fabulous, those birds look lovely.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Wow, so many amazing gelli prints to chose from with the wonderful designs and colours 😁. Those bright primary colour prints have to be my favourite! Your birds look like they are enjoying spring sitting on those green boughs too 😉. Wishing you a lovely weekend and I can't wait to see you Easter makes! J 😊 x

  5. Fabulous page and brilliant prints-must geive my gelatos another go
    Carol x

  6. I enjoyed seeing your Gelli prints as much as you had fun creating them. There were certainly some interesting ideas in your challenge, and one of these days I will pull out my plate again and try a few new things. :) Happy Easter. Hugs-Erika

  7. My keyboard STILL isn't working properly. Happy Easter. Wanted you to know I stopped by, though.

    I'm also thrilled you shared a glorious final journal entry with us at Art Journal Journey, as well as those great gelli prints. My fav are the hearts.

  8. I've never heard of Water Soluble Crayons, but I love what you created with them. That's an art product that tempts me to try it, and I'm no artist ;)


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