I love using Setacolor paints to create sunprints, however, during cold or rainy periods it can be more of a challenge than I’m willing to endure. I’ve done it once and it was not very much fun. So I went to my local art store and gifted myself with a gel printing plate from Gelli Arts. Their site is very informative and contains a number of tutorials.
The plate is a firm clear substance that has a gooey, tacky texture, just right for grabbing the paint on the surface. I used some Jacquard textile paint to experiment with a poinsettia leaf.
I appreciate the fact that the process is simple, not messy, provides instant gratification and is easy to clean up with running tap water. When printing is done, the best place to store the plate is in the container it came in. Done.
I’ll be looking more closely at my yard and the neighborhood to continue experimenting. Using Setacolor paints is next.
What are you experimenting with now?