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going in circles with Gel Press (and the little ghost I love the most)

Gathered up some stencils and papers and bubble wrap and burlap for a bit of print pulling play today, ready to try out a brand new gel plate!
Okay, it's true, I love using gel plates to make prints, so receiving this Gel Press circle plate is the proverbial icing on the cake.  (If you haven't tried monotype printing, and want to see if you'd enjoy the process by using items you have on hand, you may want to check out THIS TUTORIAL.)

Of course I got all busy pulling prints, and didn't take any "during" photos, but here are just a few of the prints pulled.  Some are on plain paper, some over other prints that didn't make me happy.

A couple up close--this one had string on the plate:
 This is printed over a preexisting print, using big bubble wrap in the new print:
 And here's a little ghost print-- for whatever reason, this pale pink stencil really appeals to me:
Stencils are great to use with gel plates--all of the 6x6 stencils at Altered Pages are the perfect size for using with this particular plate.
Not sure where these will lead, but am planning on cutting out the circles and seeing what that inspires.  Have a great weekend, and be sure to make time to make something fun!



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