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Friday, October 18, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Autumn Art By MariLynn




Hi, MariLynn here with a fun tutorial for Autumn. 

Materials: Acrylic paint, Gel plate, Brayer, Thin strip of paper - curled, Cardboard tube, Drywall tape, Autumn Falling stencil, Colored pencils, Water color paint, Paint brush, Spray bottle of water, Crumpled piece of paper, White gel pen

I started by using my brayer to spread blue acrylic paint onto my gel plate. 



I then used some homemade "tools" a cardboard tube, a section of drywall tape, and a strip of paper that I had curled. I placed these objects onto the paint to get a design. 



You can see where the "tools" took the paint off of the gel plate leaving behind a design. 



This is how the print looked that I pulled off the gel plate. 



I set the print aside and prepared the gel plate with fall colors.
I put brown, pinks, yellows, green onto my gel plate. 



I usually use a brayer to spread the paint on my gel plate. Today though I didn't want the paint to completely mix. so I used a crumpled piece of paper to spread the paint without mixing it. 




I placed the ARTplorations stencil over my gel plate.



I then layerd these leaves over my first print. 
Here is how it looked.



You can see that some of the leaves didn't completely come through. So I laid the stencil down again over the print and used a pencil to "finish" off the leaves. 



I used colored pencils to fill in the 'missing' areas. 



I then erased the pencil lines. I added some white highlights with a gel pen. I used a spray bottle, watercolor paint and a paintbrush to add splatters of watercolor paint. 



I hope that this tutorial has inspired you to create art. Thanks for reading along.

11 comments:

  1. What a fun and great technique...the page turned out fantastic....tfs

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  2. So beautiful! You are most talented my friend!

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  3. Looks fabulous! Love
    how you used the gel
    press.
    Carla from Utah

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  4. Thank you for the details of how you made your prints MariLyn - that is so informative to a newbie like me, and I love that result!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Thanks for the step by step - I need my mojo back to do this - might be getting the gel plate out before year ends - this is lovely - nice work Marilynn!

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  6. Amazing technique! Love how you did those leaves! Just gorgeous, MariLynn.

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  7. wow! Very cool! I thought the background looked fabulous in just the blue! And then you added the leaves . . . just wow!

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