Tuesday, February 26, 2013
G is for Gelli Prints
This week at ABO Wednesday, the letter is G.
For me, my new addiction fits so well with G - Gelli plate and gelli prints.
Here is a step-by-step look at creating some gelli prints.
Here is a 6 x 6 inch gelli plate with the brayer. ( I place it on a sheet of glass to protect it.)
Here I have put some acrylic paint on the plate
and then used the brayer to spread the paint.
Once it is spread I use a stencil, bubble wrap or other tools to make an impression on the painted plate.
Here are some of the things I have used to make impressions.
Then a paper is pressed down onto the plate and pulled up.
A second ghost print can be done as well. This print can be used several times to get a very layered effect..
The prints are always dfferent and you never know what will appear. Here are a few other papers I did tonight.
with bubble wrap
with small doilies
There is so much that can be doine with the finished papers - from journal pages to ATCs to other artworks.
Here are some ATC backgrounds I made from some papers created last week. These will be used for an ATC background swap.
To learn more about the gelli plate and printmaking - check here at Carolyn Dube's blog for lots of links and this tutorial.
Be sure to check here for more "G" posts - from around the world!