Monday, 1 April 2013

Gelli Plate Art Addiction

I'm addicted to the latest art toy - the Gelli Plate. It's great for making monoprints which can be used for collaging, art journalling, making cards and as the basis for a painting.

I have been on Pinterest collecting info for over a month now so take a look if you're into Gelli arts.

The following prints I could leave as they are or I could bling them up and add some detail and some gold paints - I'm still deciding.

I didn't have any large stencils so I made my own masks using cereal boxes - hearts, circles, leaves, face silouhettes.  I also used textured scrapbooking paper, corrugated craft card, cling wrap, bubble wrap, plastic lace to make some great textures.

I rarely made a worthwhile ghost print as there wasn't much paint left on the plate, this may be due to the warm weather today in Perth.

Butterfly prints....

I have lots of ideas and plans for working with the circles:

The leaf prints didn't turn out too well, as they are too hard to see so I will work on using different colour combinations, layering dark over light works better than the light over dark, see bottom left.

The first time using a new product is always a steep learning curve and experimenting until you can find a way to use it to suit you.  I'm interested in working more with the map paper.

The stencils I had were 6 inch squares and I did try placing them square on to the gelli plate, see pic above and then on the diagonal,see pic below, may use them to make prints for cards.  I also used a paper doilly, see below top left, and the paper got stuck to the gelli plate and was difficult to remove - too much paint or just the weather maybe.

The bottom left is just a background layer right now, as it is very dark I will use the circle masks with a white paint layer to make the layer below pop as I did with the circles, bottom right.

There are just so many different combinations and tools to use that the possibilities are endless and each person's work is unique, each print is a surprise and awesome fun to make.

I hope you've had a great weekend and managed to have some fun especially of the arty kind.

Here are some more of my blogs about my gelli art.

Much love to you all...

Do you love creating gelli prints?  Want a place to discuss gelli printing?  To show off your work?  Share your ideas? Discuss the pros and cons of different paints/paper/plates/tools etc?  Get some great ideas on what to do with the thousands of prints you have created?

Then I would love you to join me at the Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts Facebook Group. This group is open to people who use a Gelli Arts Plate or who make their own gelatin plate.


  1. You're one of us now! They all look gorgeous.

  2. These are gorgeous! Welcome to the Gelli club!


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