After ordering some Golden OPEN acrylics, I had a fun session testing them out.
3” square mini gel plate
The end of an orange
Flower blossoms with stems
Golden OPEN acrylics
Mixed media papers—7” x 10” and 9” x 12”
Previously I had used craft, heavy bodied, fluid, and high flow acrylic paints. But the consistency of the OPEN acrylics seems very well suited for gel printing. You don’t need to use a lot of paint, especially on the little plate.
I made many square grids on the papers. Once I got the hang of it, I was happy to see I could make some ghost prints. As the flower blossoms absorbed more paint, they created lovely imprints and outlines.
I live in a humid city, made more so with the recent rains. The OPEN properties keep the acrylic paints from drying so quickly and you have more time to set up your prints.