Gelli printing plate with potato mashers - Bloom, Bake & Create
On my way to the grocery yesterday, I just had to stop by Traderbakers, a permanent flea market. I haven’t been in there for a while, so I was looking forward to seeing if they had anything I might use in my art processes. I will be taking a batik class in April at Making…
Homemade Gelli Plate - In A Tickle
Sounds like a new recipe doesn’t it? Well, there is a recipe involved but you won’t want to eat it. But it can become addictive. On some of the comments on the Documented Life Project Facebook page, I was noticing … Continue reading →
Prepare paper for Gelatin Printing - Linda Germain
To get a clean edge monotype print on the gelatin plate you can prepare the paper with low adhesion masking tape.
One secret to layering colors in gelatin printmaking - Linda Germain
Gelatin printmaking is fun, fast and addictive. But after the initial surprise and excitement many artists want to exercise some control over the process. Or they see clean, crisp layers made by other printmakers and artist and wonder how it was achieved. Now fair warning, monotype printmaking is often experimental and exact marks often can … One secret to layering colors in gelatin printmaking Read More »
Sometimes when you're printing with a Gelli® plate, you'll pull a print and observe a very cool design left on the plate. Sometimes this residual layer of paint will allow for the opportunity to pull an interesting second (ghost) print. And sometimes the paint remaining on the plate is too dry or too thin to pull a good ghost print. So you wipe the plate, or apply fresh paint and keep printing. C'est la vie! But wait — there's a technique for releasing that thin layer of paint to produce…
Using Magazine Transfers on Cards
Use Distress Oxides or black paint to add beautiful faces to your cards with a transfer technique. Blog post here: http://bit.ly/2JIVSUd and supplies below.——— ...
Happy Monday! It’s Birgit here again with a fun new technique, faux marbling on the Gelli® plate! This is such a fun technique, once I started I just couldn’t stop because every print I pulled was a surprise, some kind of magic, and I loved them all. So prepare yourself, when you sit down to try this! The technique itself is very simple and so are the supplies you need. A Gelli® plate and a brayer, of course. And then some acrylic paints, a piece of hemp rope and white card stock or…