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!


Carver said...

You are very creative. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Anonymous said...

I really like the looks you are pulling into the prints,very nice work!

Roger Owen Green said...

I'm not very GOOD at that, but you ARE!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Lorraine said...

you cant beat playing with paint..great backgrounds or to diecut with

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very artistic.

Gums and Gummies
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

Leslie: said...

I really like the abstract look, but I must admit ignorance of "ATC" - what does that mean?

abcw team

Carolyn Dube said...

I love all your stamping goodies- doilies are my all time favorites I think! So glad you shared this with the party!

Kay Wallace said...

Such a fun way to create art! Love your outcomes!

MHH said...

Lots of great color and texture going on here! Enjoy your Geli Plate -- I really love mine...all three of them!