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A new idea for string gel from Amylee

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

A new DIY from Amylee Paris!

TA short tutorial, because we like them here at GreatArt! Simple and effective, and a nice way to highlight the fantastic works of Alexander Calder, who we’re also fans of!

Today, Amylee will be exploring portraits with string gel.
“Colourless and odourless and the consistency of honey, this gel is often used in the abstract technique of dripping, so allows for many possibilities. Here is a very different one.

I assure you with this mini tutorial, this gel will not give you any trouble. You will quickly learn to play like a pro!”

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

  • Level: easy
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Creative process: 5 min
  • Technique: acrylic ink
  • Clean up: soap and water

 

The materials you will need:

This material is currently available at GreatArt Online and can be ordered to collect from their art supply shop in London Shoreditch or delivered to your home.

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

Let’s go: follow the steps

  • Cut the cup in half.

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

  • In the bottom, pour some string gel (around one third of the glass and add 2 or 3 pipettes of coloured ink.
  • Stir gently to get a homogeneous mixture.

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

  • Using adhesive tape, stick both sides of the glass to make an Aladdin’s lamp shape (see tip below).
  • And here you are, ready to draw. Take a sheet of paper and release your creativity!

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

Amylee’s super tip

Over time, I learned how to improve my tools for the string gel. I make a small spout with the plastic cup, scissors and tape. A very easy tool to make the string gel more manageable.

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

And it woooorks!

Amylee’s inspirations

Do you know Alexander Calder, the sculptor who drew with wire in the 30’s?
Well today, he is our source of inspiration to achieve great portraits!

A new idea for string gel from Amylee

A new idea for string gel from AmyleeA new idea for string gel from Amylee

Did you know?

  • A large format surface is recommended for a more fluid and ample gesture.
  • Excellent technique for working with spontaneity, and letting go
  • Facilitates the synthesis of shapes with speed of execution
  • Works with just one string like a wire
  • No possibility of editing, so you will have to get on with it!

A new idea for string gel from Amylee


Information for this article was provided by professional fine artist, Amylee Paris. You can visit her colourful portfolio or follow her on Facebook and Instagram

Find all Amylee’s posts published in GreatArt online Magazine by clicking here!


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