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Saturday, November 09, 2013

Gelli Plate and Linocuts


I had the idea of making some lino cuts and using these with the Gelli Plate, I am sure it is not a new idea but new to me. I think it has some potential, especially using some of the background ideas from Carla Sonheim.




 Some of these were made on pages taken out of my sketchbook and I need to proceed in a more thoughtful way and on better paper.


 One advantage I noticed is that the background using acrylic dries quickly and can then be layered with the printing inks (or vice versa), whereas when I made a linocut background and then put another print using water based printing inks on top it took a long time to be dry to the touch.

In the one above you can see that some of the ink transferred to the plate from a previous print to which I had added a background.

Bye the way 'hello' to new followers and thank for reading.

7 comments:

  1. I love this combination - largely black and white so no surprise to me that I like them ...

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  2. I saw them on Flickr a while ago but I really enjoyed the opportunity to see more of them here. I love the designs and your choice of colour, very very interesting work!

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  3. I am also just experimenting with my new gelli plate ... inspiring to look at the patterns you've created!

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  4. I love these. The neutral colors are spot on as well!

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  5. This is a very good idea,
    Wonderful Motive und die Farben sind pretty

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  6. Just wanted to say how much your blog has inspired me to get back to work. Your sketchbooks are just beautiful.

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  7. I just wanted to stop by and say what an inspiration your work is to getting me back to creating. Such beautiful work. Thank you

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