Sunday, 20 April 2014

Gelli Printing Over Collage

After watching the latest Gelli Arts video on Gelli Printing Faux Chine Colle I decided to give it a try.

The idea is to collage thin papers onto a thick backing paper and then to gelli print over the top.  This is a great way to use thinner papers which like to stick to the gelli plate and for some reason (not enough glue or paint) one of mine did but I carefully got it off the plate and glued it back down and being a collage it's not easy to see where.

I decided to follow the instructions on the video and the colours too but I think my greaseproof paper sucked up too much paint and didn't leave me enough to print with but has still left me with an interesting print.

The glue you use will leave texture on the paper so just be aware of that. Creating more texture on the gelli plate before printing is a good idea if you want to avoid seeing glue brushstrokes - this is not something that I did but next time I try this I will remember to do it and will use my scrunched up paper technique.

Mixed media girls update:  I have decided to display and sell some of the girls I created in February for 28 Faces at the Art Sale at Myattsfield Vineyard for the Bickley Harvest  on 3rd and 4th May.  I have gelli printed some of their backgrounds - this is much easier to do before you dress the girls.

PS  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.

1 comment:

  1. The gelli print backgrounds add a lot of texture. It reminds me of some cotton fabric I bought years ago from Cherrywood Fabrics. It looked like suede.


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