Hello. Kate Crane here again from England
in the United Kingdom with another video for the Gel Press from prints to project series.
Now this time I’ve got some new toys to play with because I’ve been designing
at Carabelle Studio. And I’ve got some texture plates here that I have designed.
This one is called Jamboree. This one is called polka-dots. This one is called
scribble circles. I love playing with these texture printing plates on the Gel
Press. They get kind of unexpected things and there are lots of different things you can
do. So I’m going to show you three ways with a texture printing plate and the
Gel Press to create prints like this and did one here in a different color way and
then a slightly more kind of grungey shabby chic style. You get plenty of
close-ups of these in the video. And then a really grungy style. In this
video I’ve cut my prints up to make a tag. The video is in two parts as usual. Thanks
for watching! So I’m going to use this one first of all. This one is scribble
circles. If you aren’t getting clean prints it’s probably to do with the amount of
paint on your plate. So it’s either too much paint or too little paint. So have
an experiment with that. I find it helps as well if in between
using this I just print it off on a piece of card. Okay. Something a bit different this time.
I’m going to use this texture plate which I called
Jamboree. This is the combination of my hand carved stamps and little bits of mark-making and doodling to come up with this design. I’m going to start with some darker
colors for this. So I’m using fuchsia and eggplant. If you put something light
underneath you can see there’s quite a bit of pattern on there. Now I’m going to
let this dry for a little while. And one more print. I’m going to use this
time a circular printing plate. This is polka dots and the scribble circles as
well. I’m going to do a combination of this on the top. It doesn’t matter if it
doesn’t all line up perfectly because it’s going to be very grungey print
anyway. I’m going to add a layer of Alcohol Ink. This dries very, very quickly so I am ready with my brayer.