Today’s video is all about mark making and visual texture made on a Gel Press Plate. The techniques I’ll demo can be used with any type of paint and any size Gel Press Plate, or gelatin style print plate. I’m using a 5″ x 7″ plate and Dylusions Paint. You’ll hear me misspeak and say “Dina’s Paint” at one point. Ignore that – I stuck to Dyan’s paint throughout the video.
I’m always happy to find ways to use tools or supplies, even household stuff, that may not be exactly what the intended purpose is. Cases in point: Tim’s Distress Splatter Brush and a #4 Fan Brush. Each can be used to add texture has nothing to do with the actual intended use of the brush. Who cares? Not me. They work and offer a way to make unique marks which is all that matters as far as I’m concerned.
It’s al about being comfortable venturing off of the beaten path… I’m giving you permission (not that you need it, but in case you think you do) to wander down any path that looks appealing. Some of my best ideas have come from wondering “what if” and going for it to see what happens.
So, go for it and have fun!
Supplies For This Video:
Princeton Catalyst Tools (you’ll find the small Catalyst Contour Tools and the Blade Tools here)