- Any cheap craft paint work.
- Since craft paints dry too fast, I add Golden Open Acrylic Medium to slow down the drying time. This gives me time to play with my designs.
- Less is more – paint, that is.
- For any tools like these (except the one that makes lines) you have to push down into the plate to get an indentation. The line tool didn’t require any pressure. In fact, I wanted to be careful so I didn’t poke a hole into the plate.
Then I add the Open Acrylic Medium.
Next I spread the paint on the gelli plate with my roller.
Then I took this tool (have no idea what it was used for) and made some cool lines.
And here is the finished print.
Here is another piece without the lines.
I just had to show you a closeup of that one.
The next two I cheated using a commercial batik as the base fabric. I only used one paint color on this first one.
This is the same batik fabric with a blue print using the potato masher and a yellow print with the line tool.