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Lampshade with Craft Plastic pt 1

Project Description: . Decorate 12 x 24 Craft Plastic using gel plate mono prints. Layering abstract
designs to create the perfect material for a beautiful decorative lamp shade.

Designed by: Celia Buchanan


Grafix Craft Plastic White 12” x 24”
• Amsterdam Standard Acrylics
• GelPress Mono Printing Plate 5 x7’ or 8 x 10”
• Brayer

Steps to Make This:

1. Brayer colors onto the Gel Plate. Use stencils, stamps or found objects to create texture into the
surface of the print.
2. Cover the entire 12 x 24” sheet of craft Plastic with color and texture. Layering colors and
positioning the gel plate on different locations on the sheet each print.
3. This material is going to be used for a small lampshade so cut the 12” x 24” sheet so that you
now have two sheets 6” x 24”.
4. An option is to take a mask or stencil and create a stamp type image. The bird was a mask cut
from a sheet of White Craft Plastic. After color was added to the plate, the bird motif was placed
in the center. The background color was removed using tissue paper. You will now have a
positive image of the bird. Print your motif image along the length of the white Craft Plastic. (A
subtle opaque color was chosen, try stronger colors if you want a more dramatic print)


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