Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my post and this time we will make a tool for our future crafting.
So here we go!
For a long time I wanted to buy a printing plate (aka Gelli Plate). I got one, but it's too big for my small experiments as I am very new to this mono printing skill. So when I first saw ETI Easy Mold Silicone Rubber and understood that it's kind of a soft one after hardening, I thought that it can be a perfect product for a small home made printing plate.
I picked the ETI mold that was a good size for ATC/TAG projects; covered it with a thin layer of Mold Release Conditioner and let it dry. (Not shown here as it's a very easy step)
Then I made a mix of both equal parts of Silicone Rubber using ETI measure glass and wooden mixture device. I thought about 3/4'' high plate when it's done and with a help of DH we picked 100 ml of each product for the mix. Bingo! The thickness of a finished plate is just perfect!
After this beauty had a good overnight rest I made small cuts of extras inside the mold with my favorite clay blade. The extras were really minimal and easy to manage.
And with a small help of the same blade- keep your fingers of the blade side- my blue beauty was out.
Now this was a time to check if it works. As am a new to this mono printing I am sure my prints are totally " out of the blue". But then it WORKS!
And I don't really have good acrylics or right tools.
Here are some samples of my so called prints.
It's not the plate problem; the plate works great. It's just me waiting too long, not using good paints or good printing paper (I just don't have it yet)
So as you can see we can make our own printing plates with ETI Easy Mold Silicone Rubber. Go for it! Try to make your own plate that fits your art.
I want to thank ETI and Ann Butler , who made those guest blog post possible!