Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21
  • Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21
  • Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21
  • Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21
  • Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21

Gel Plate Printing Inspired by Nature - Online 3/21

45.00 - 94.00
Create stunning monoprints with leaves and found objects. Learn experimental techniques with this fun medium such as inking with masked objects and making ghost impressions. Each participant will create a unique set of cards with their printed design. Elaine will also demo a pamphlet stitch, so you can turn your creations into elegant books, using one or two printed cards as covers!

Sunday, March 21st, 2-4PM Pacific Time online via Zoom

Class + Materials: $94 per person
Class only: $45 See list of required materials to gather on your own below
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This class will be held via Zoom online. A link to the class will be sent to you 2-3 days before class.

The class kit you will receive includes:
- gel plate 4"x5"
   (Larger plates can be cut down to this size.)

- brayer

- acrylic paints: 4-6 colors, the kind that comes out of a tube (non-liquid)

- set of 12 blank cards and envelopes
   A2 size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" folded

- large-eye needle

- 25" linen thread
     Can substitute embroidery thread
         or double-threaded regular sewing thread

If you are purchasing supplies on your own, please gather/purchase the items listed above. 

Additional supplies all participants should gather:
- 4-5 leaves (can be picked on day of class, do not need to be pressed)

- pencil

- metal ruler

- scissors OR craft knife/cutting mat
 
- 6 sheets 8-1/2 x 11" white text-weight paper

- several sheets of scrap paper

Optional:
- flat objects like rubber bands or string
- card stock if you'd like to cut your own stencils
- bone folder
- awl

 

About your instructor:

Elaine G. Chu has taught students of all ages in-person and online. Her work has been featured in "Greencraft" and "Somerset Studio" magazines as well as "1000 Artists’ Books." She co-authored "Wood Paper Scissors," a how-to crafts book. To view more art, go to EGChuHandcrafted.etsy.com and Instagram: @egchu1

What her students have said:  "Elaine is a fantastic instructor. Her instructions are clear and easy to follow. Her demonstrations were wonderful. She is encouraging."