Beautiful monoprints with graphite !
Broke out a Gelli plate this week . I give a little disclaimer in the video as well, but the graphite
might be a little bit abrasive to the Gelli plate , and it will stain it . I get it pretty clean with dawn and then baby oil , but if trying this project, you may want to appoint a special "Gelli" plate just for
the graphite , or make your own gelli plate .
I have a Japanese maple that has beautiful leaves . Experimenting
with what works best in the printing is half the fun !
Materials I used this week:
"Gerneral's " brand powdered graphite
Gelli brand printing plate
water color paper 140lb.
small masonite boards I get in bulk from the craft store
R and F brand encaustic medium
white Shiva paint stick (for a white color layer on board)
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"Encausticology. Creating Imagery in Encaustic"
Online Workshop begins May 29!
See details on my online workshop page or the Etsy shop