Dorothy’s hints & tips

Dorothy’s ex­pert ad­vice will im­prove your mar­bling skills

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Knowhow Technique -

Start with 2-3 tbsp of acrylic medium on the gel plate as you can re­use what is left on the plate af­ter one print. As you add more paint, the quan­tity will in­crease.

If you don’t have a scraper for smooth­ing, a sil­i­cone or metal fish slice or spat­ula will work well too.

When us­ing colours next to one another on the colour wheel, put the scraped paint back onto the gel plate. Avoid putting the con­trast colours back to­gether as the mix will turn brown.

Use wa­ter­colour pa­per as it is more ab­sorbent and heavy enough to lift off the paint with­out tear­ing.

Cut your wa­ter­colour pa­per into A5-sized pieces for print­ing. As you get more con­fi­dent with us­ing the whole gel plate, cut the pa­per into 150mm squares.

Use your prac­tice sheets as pat­terned back­ing pa­pers

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