Hope everyone is feeling frisky and full of fun for the start of 2014 :D
(I know I am)
I am already embarking on the adventure that is Soul Food, and this is the result of the first class with Mystele Kirkeeng
"LA LA LA......"
I won't be doing full technique reveals as it is a paid for course(so it wouldn't be fair), but I will share something I discovered.
Part of the process involved adding a layer using a Geli plate. I don't have one (yet). Other artists made suggestions of what you could use instead, but in a moment of inspiration I thought "hmmm....I wonder if a sheet from my wipe clean/disposable paper palette pad would work?"
I still want *neeeeeeeeeeeds* a gel plate though, and one artist kindly linked us to a blog that shared a well used recipe to make your own.
The Glycerin took some finding, but I am know waiting for mine to set.
The recipe gives quantities for 9x12 or a smaller 16cmx16cm square(the sizes reflect the tins she had available).
I made up the larger mix and have opted for a 6x8, with the excess poured into a small round tin(one has to experiment you know)
If these work I am going to make a large one!!!
cost comparison (uk)......Geli plates start at around £19(£30 for 8x10).......home made cost of gelitane and glycerin 9x12 plate mix.....£10...got to be worth a try.
You can find the recipe HERE
Well off to roast a shoulder of pork for hot pork sandwiches....mmmmmm....with stuffing and apple sauce :D
Enjoy the year ahead...and try something new...every week if you can manage it :D XXX