Reproduce Print

I am very excited about a new discovery I made on my Gelli-plate recently.

It was a happy surprise to reproduce print from a dictionary page onto smooth, vellum paper that I can use for collage.

I applied a mixture of Golden fluid acrylics, colored india ink and acrylic glazing medium for my prints.

The color of the paint is what color the words print. Once the paint dries, other colors can be layered on top of it of the first print. For the example below, I printed the dictionary words in red and then layered a light yellow on top when I made a second print.

It seems that words with dark ink reproduce the best print. I am using pages from an old children’s dictionary:

Here is another example of gold paint for the words and turquoise and pink layers on top:

I am very excited about the possibilities of using these prints in my art making! I like how the words are obscured so that it gives a little mystery.

Below are some other Gelli-plate prints I made on old book pages and vellum:

I hope you have fun discovering new possibilities in your art making!

Cheers! πŸ™‚

15 responses to “Reproduce Print

  1. Very cool! I can’t wait to see what you make from these! (K)

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  2. Oh…I love old books like this! So much potential. Well done, Jill!

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  3. So many very cool effects you have created! The gelli plate printing fascinates me! Using old books is such a great idea…

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  4. Thanks for all the great ideas. Right now I’m totally into Flower Crazy 2. Maybe I can incorporate some Gelli prints in my next piece.

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    • Hi Carol, glad to hear you are still enjoying that class! 🌻 You take such beautiful photos of flowers, I bet you are a natural creating them. πŸŽ¨πŸ’ I love gelli-printing as there are no mistakes!🌟

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  5. That’s very cool, Jill! πŸ˜€
    Looks like you are having a lot of fun! πŸ’šπŸ‘

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    • Hi Patty, it is fun to experiment with color combos and patterns. πŸŽ¨πŸ’• I usually put my Gelli-plate away but this time I left it out on my art table so I can use it every day if I want to. I like this Gelli plate size too – it is 5 x7 inch. 😍

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  6. Wow. Great discovery!

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  7. I love the turquoise one. Looks fantastic


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