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!