What are they? what do you do with them?
Gelli plates. These are the modern version of MONO PRINTING plates.
Monoprinting - you can you plastic, polythene, glass. Real printing is done on rubber that has give, so neoprene (wet suits) would work very well too.
Gelli plates can be made from gelatine, there are many instructions across the web, great for a couple of sessions as the gelatin does go 'off'
Gelli plates are expensive but if looked after will last for yonks....
DELI PAPER - this is very strong translucent paper with varying degrees of wax on one or both sides depending upon the make.
The make I am selling is not too waxy. This is an advantage, in this series I will cover why in a later freebie.
Wooden stamps & metallic paint from colouricious. Speedball brayer
Rubber stamps from thethreadstudio. These are a one off, any rubber stamp will work. A piece of large bubble wrap
Deli on the Gelli - Roll paint onto the gelli plate or your monoprinting plate.
The paint I have used is suitable for textiles, I have found through many years of experimentating through teaching City & Guilds that not all acrylic paints are equal.
I use good quality paints - always, the cheap ones are thin and smell awful. I think that you get what you pay for.
These are excellent, I also like the screen printing paints from thermofaxscreens.co.uk. System 5 acrylics or any good quality make
Good paints have better light fastness.
TIP....Start with the lightest colour, I started with GOLD
All of my paints used here are metallic. Opaque and transparent paints will be covered in a later freebie
Then added the Deli and smoothed the back with my hands
I then restamped the Deli with the same stamp
These pieces are First steps, collage, stitching etc to come
Although this is about Deli paper these effects can be achieved on fabric too