One of the main reasons I like printing with the Gelli plate is I LOVE experimenting with COLOR!!
I also like to use a variety of items I have around the house to make PATTERNS on the Gelli plate.
Here are some of my experiments:
I used a pencil eraser to make the lines on the left and a jar lid and rubber comb to make the patterns on the right.
I used paper that had a raised pattern to create the print below:
The print on the left shows the positive and negative printing of a cardboard slide mount. I also used a circle stencil and foam stamp. I used a small pinwheel to create the patterns on the right.
You will see some of Golden’s High Flow Teal paint from yesterday’s post in the above left one…
A water bottle gives a watercolor effect to the leftover paint on the plate. And this plastic comb makes a great pattern – the colors and patterns in this print reminds me of our flag:
I often like to make prints on deli paper because of its transparency. I discovered that tissue paper works just as well (the purple print). And I love printing on old maps:
I don’t like to waste any paint so I discovered that I could roll the excess paints from my rubber brayer onto pages from an old dictionary. I used one of these pages in my weird bird on Wednesday. I also like how it looks to print over papers I had previously collaged to a page:
I hope my printing experiments will spark some creative ideas for you to try on your own Gelli plate! It is so very FUN! Yet, you may want to try it outdoors. Lol!
Happy Printing!! 🙂