Last week I stumble upon a video about Gelli Printing Plate and I fell in love the creative possibilities of printing using this technique. It looked like an art project where you simply jump in and test your ideas. And today we did just that. Tested the plate and used lots of scarp paper and paint!
We also made some prints that we are going to transform into Xmas cards later.
And yes, it was easy to use. We simply rolled out a thin layer of acrylic paint and pressed down a piece of paper. We cut out little trees of cardboard and placed them on the plate. Then after it had dried we filled in the trees with paint. We also used some bubble wrap to create some patterns.
I bought the book Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press by Joan Bess. This book is filled with tips and ideas to last you well into the end of 2015.
This is the perfect Xmas gift for the whole family. Hours of fun creating things together. And no print will look the same – monoprinting has images or lines that can only be made once.