Getting Started with Gel Plate Printing
With Kris and Marcie
Saturday, September 23
9am - 5:30pm (see schedule below)
Have you ever wanted to give Gel Plate Printing a try?
Do you have a gel plate but not sure how to use it?
Are you a Gel Plate afficionado and just want to learn some more tricks and techniques?
If you answered YES to any of the above, then you will want to join our PCW Mixed Media Mavens Kris and Marcie for this day-long exploration of Gel Plate Printing.
The day will start with basics and Mixology techniques: layering paint, one to multiple colours, thin vs thick and more!
Then you'll move into a wide variety of stencil and distress techniques: one layer pulls, ghost and layer pulls, stencil from table pull, cutting, tearing and more!
After you've created a variety of prints, Kris and Marcie will show you how to use them in finished projects.
But wait ... there's more!
Once the teaching is done, the creativity continues. Join Marcie and Kris for an "open" session where you can play, practice the techniques you've learned and ask all the questions you have. Repeating what you've learned is a great way to make sure you are comfortable and confident, and you'll want to continue creating with your Gel Plate long after the class is over.
SUPPLIES INCLUDED IN THE KIT:
** Liquitex Paint set
** Sizzix Texture Tool
** A variety of papers to print on
NOTE: Kit does NOT include a Gel Plate or Brayer, both of which are needed for the class. Please use tools you have in your own tool box - Gel Plate must be at least 5x7 to create the techniques Kris and Marcie will be showing.
If you do not have either tool, please contact PCW at firstname.lastname@example.org -- you can purchase a Gel Plate and/or a Brayer for a special discount of 15% with your registration in this class.
Other supplies needed:
* 5x7 or 6x6 gel plate (or larger)
* Medium brayer
* 6x6 stencil with open pattern - you will be sent examples prior to class
* Sentiment stamps
* Media Mat or Craft Mat
* Water Spritzer
* Baby wipes, paper towel, microfibre cloth
* A selection of felt-tipped markers, especially white and black
* Extra paper for more practice - computer printer paper, 80lb smooth paper, your choice
* Found objects - a list will be provided prior to class
* OPTIONAL: Palette Knife
9:00am Class welcome
9:30am - 12:30pm Morning session with a break mid-way
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm Afternoon Session
3:30pm - 5:30pm Open Creative Session