APRIL ‘play day’ – gelli plates & rusting paper

Yesterday was a messy but fun playday for the Saturday Printmakers.

There were 9 of us plus several visiting members, in the middle of the TAS Autumn Members exhibition.

Elizabeth set up different baths with tea, iron, copper, sodium hydroxide and dilute black ink on an outside table.

We ‘rusted’ paper and card, book pages, maps, old prints, newspapers, etc. and got some interesting results.
And it was such a glorious day, it was lovely to be in the sun!


Several members had made their own gel plates, and we also had the commercial Gelli plates as well.
Quite a few had already had some experience with this technique and shared some of their results.
We played with leaves, stencils, brushes, cotton buds and lots of acrylic paint.
Gail made a particularly beautiful gold and purple dragonfly print.

We finished up with a bit of lunch and some of Sian’s caramel popcorn.
And we might even get Pauline to demo her special string and phonebook technique in May!


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