Monday, 16 September 2019

Birgit's Gel Printing Challenge - Week Two

Hi Everyone! Here are some of my gel prints for week two of Birgit Koopsen's Instagram challenge.

Day 8 - Pastels & Chalks. I used Pan Pastels. These do stain the gel plate a little, but it's not a problem.

Day 9 - Stencils

Day 10 - Pigment Ink Pads. I used Distress Oxides.

Day 11 - Multiple Layers. I used stamps with Stazon ink, paint pens, and acrylic paint.

Day 12 - Repeat Patterns. Birgit showed us how to create texture rollers, using cardboard tubes with various items glued onto them - sequin waste, wall-paper, burlap, foam shapes. Then you just need to find a small paint roller they fit onto. The red and turquoise print below was made using plastic cake packaging.

Day 13 - Multi Media. I built up layers on my gel plate with alcohol ink, archival ink stamping, Pan Pastel, Posca Paint Pens, Krylon Gold Leaf Pen, and acrylic paint to pull the print.

Day 14 - Texture. I made some texture plates, using texture paste through stencils and pressing stamps etc. into it to create interesting texture. I also made texture plates by spreading a thick layer of crackle paste onto one piece of board, and bead gel onto another.

I hope these prints have inspired you to do some mono-printing. If you haven't got a gel plate, you could try using a plastic or acetate sheet, acrylic block, smooth tile, or basically anything that doesn't soak the paint up.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Hi Everyone! Dina Wakley has a new monthly 'Gratitude' challenge on the RangerInk blog, and this month it's being grateful for small things. As you can see on my page, I'm grateful for a good journaling pen. I just bought some Uniball Gel Impact pens, which seem really good on my painty gel print page.

Wishing you all a happy Wednesday,

Alison xox

Monday, 9 September 2019

Birgit Koopsen's Instagram 30 Days of Gel Printing

Morning All! As promised, here are my first week of gel prints for Birgit's Instagram Challenge.

Day One - Colours Of Your Flag

Day Two - Masking ( I used hand-cut circles)

Day Three - Lace

Day Four - Water Soluble Crayons (I used Scribble Sticks)

Day Five - No Brayer (I used my fingers)

Day Six - Tape (I used masking tape)

Day Seven - Trace (Placed clean Gelli Plate over magazine page & traced image)

Thanks for dropping by,

Alison xox

Sunday, 8 September 2019

AJJ - Stripes and Patterns

Hello Folks!

Birgit Koopsen is hosting another 30 Day Gel Printing Challenge over on Instagram, and one of the themes was tape, which gave me some fab decorated tapes to use on a page for Erika's Polkadots, Stripes, Plaids & Patterns theme at Art Journal Journey.

I used simple masking tape, once decorated I applied over torn patterned text papers, then used a That's Crafty stencil to add pattern, and added some scribbly journaling.

I'll share my first week of gel prints tomorrow :-) Birgit's challenge has been a great way to get me back in my craft room, why not join in if you're on Instagram, it's never too late to catch up ;-)

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.

Alison xox

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Art Journal Calendar - September 2019

Hi Everyone!

It's a new month, and I have my September art journal pages to share today. I lay down some torn book pages to start, then used an old credit card and my fingers to apply paint. I added splashes and drips, then stencilled the journaling circles and title using PaperArtsy stencils. I finished with some white and black pen marks.

Happy mid-week,

Alison xox