Seven Fish Haiku

I learned this technique from Carla Sonheim to create a drawing with just seven lines.  Carla calls it a haiku drawing, I call it FUN!  🙂

I created seven different shapes of fish – each one with just seven lines in my sketchbook:


Next, I brushed some watercolor paint onto my Gelli Plate and stamped it onto my paper.  I love the unexpected results of this technique!


I like that the Gelli Plate is available in a variety of sizes now such as this one which is 3 x 5 inches:


Have you ever used a Gelli Plate for stamping or monoprinting?  I’d love if you shared your experience with me!

Cheers! 🙂


17 responses to “Seven Fish Haiku

  1. It’s like looking into an aquarium! You’re so creative!

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  2. I like the results. I’ve never used a gelli plate, but I’m always open to new things. I’ll have to check them out. (K)

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  3. Love it! Some day I will understand Gelli print plates. Lol

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    • They look and feel like gelatin but you can make a one of a kind – original print from them. The soft surface takes impressions well like leaves, stencils, etc. I like to use acrylic paints with them when I’m making monoprints. I hope this helps you understand it a bit more. There are some super awesome YouTube videos out there too! 💕 Cheers Jodi!

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  4. How cool! I have no idea what a Gelli print plate is!

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  5. They are really nice and thanks for telling about the technique. I love your posts!

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  6. Such fun! No, I have never used a gelli plate and unfortunately have no idea what to do with one. I’ve heard of them and seen them at the stores though. You seem to know how to use it brilliantly!

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