I was far too engrossed in my playtime to take photos during the printing process, but Kay was kind enough to help me showcase the final results.
My first attempt included experimenting with the Fire & Ice Stencil and copper/ivory acrylic paints. Initially, I thought this sheet was destined for the, uh, "circular file," but I stuck with it and am quite happy with the final outcome.
The Fire & Ice quote from the FontArt UM was the perfect finishing touch. I trimmed the final piece to 11-1/2" square and matted it onto Black and Fire & Ice Orange. It will fit right into a 12x12" frame.
Paint was removed by stamping on the paint on the Gelli plate with the scroll image from the Big Deal Greeting UM. I stamped additional scrolls with Mahogany ink after imprinting.
Remember the bright neon acrylic paints I stealthily took from my daughter's stash? I used them to create a bright, lively art piece that I can't wait to frame. The rounded edges of the imprints add such a neat look.
I used an assortment of stamps and masking stencils. Oh, my . . . this was fun.
The Reel Masking Stencil from the Get the Picture collection was used during the gel printing process and also as a mask after the piece was dry. Here, I masked the area and applied our Neon Pink ink with a foam applicator.
Here's an illustration of two different ways I divided the round area to distribute the paint to the 12x12 sheet.
Now, what was I doing again?