I love my Gelli Plate!! I had never done any kind of print making before picking up this awesome supply and once I started it has become an addiction. I don't think I've even begun to explore all the different things I can do with it but I am having fun doing what I'm doing. Plain and simple - layers. I love the layers I can get with it!!!
Here's a little show and tell of one tiny little gelli plate session
I picked some colours to squirt on the plate - these are heavy body acrylics
Then I used my Catalyst wedge to spread the paint around.
I laid a stencil over top of the spread paint - in this pic below you can see I spread some of the left over paint onto a sheet of paper which will become a painted page to use in collage.
To pull prints from the stencil, I used a couple of already painted pages and a vintage book page
The paint was pretty much used up from the stencil so I pulled the stencil off and smashed it down on a journal page to create a negative image of the stencil.
The paint dries quite fast so I had to move quickly (it helps to have several journals and pages and painted backgrounds ready to pull prints with) and laid another painted page over top of the gelli plate and opened my journal to another page to try to use up all the paint before it dries. My favourite prints are the ones from these last few pulls where the paint has dried in some spots and it is really random how the print will turn out.
I hope you enjoyed seeing one of my Gelli Plate sessions!! Would love to know if you've ever tried monoprinting before!!