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Monday, April 28, 2014

Gelli Plate Printing and Photoshop

 I have been playing with a layering method using the Gelli Printing Plate and inexpensive acrylic paints.   The key is to allow the first 2 layers to dry, and the third layer bonds to them and they all lift off the plate together.   The idea was presented in this video by Barbara Gray and I couldn't wait to try it out !    The above print was one of many I made today.  

Then I started thinking about all the possibilities for altering the printed image in Photoshop.   I scanned the original print and started applying different filters....
 The one above used a filter called Poster Edges, and the one below is Ink Outlines.  You can adjust the density of the filters as you wish.
    The last one used a Gradient filter to make the whole thing sepia tones.   The possibilities are almost endless for making background pages and collage papers using this method.   Have fun !                                
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