You just never know how an idea may blossom into something unexpected, but fabulous in ways you could not anticipate. That was the case with the project in today’s video.
My initial plan was to get out the 6 new colors of Dylusions Paint and use them with the Gel Press Plate. I was excited to try the new colors and figured printing on the Plate would be a fun experiment. The other idea was to cut Tyvek into shapes and use them as masks – I wanted to play a bit with them. Tyvek is so thin I knew it would make a great mask, plus it’s sturdy and I could use them over and over without any degradation of the material. If I’m going to take the time to cut out fancy shapes, I prefer that they be reusable. With Tyvek they absolutely are.
What I discovered along the way is that Tyvek also is a marvelous surface to pull prints from the Gel Press Plate. The imagery is as crisp as if you use a smooth paper and with Tyvek, the additional advantage is that it can be cut or sewn or glued or otherwise manipulated to create something else.
Out came all of the supplies and before I knew it I was on an hours long printing adventure. Tyvek masks? Yep, I used them. I also brought out some of our stencils, with certain designs chosen with specific techniques in mind. You’ll see that in the video. I hope you’re prepared for lots of inspiration. Today’s video is loaded with it!
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