I purchased this Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate this past summer and have just got around to playing with it. If you’re not familiar with them, instead of making your gelatin plate as I did in this post, this plate is always ready for you to play.
Here is what it looks like. I’m holding it up to so you can see the thickness. Mine looks dirty, but it’s not. That’s the paper underneath it.
I placed the plate on a piece of glass so it will stay put and it did.
Next to add some paint. I just used cheap craft paint. You don’t need to put too much paint on this plate.
Next, I took a brayer and spread it out evenly over the plate.
I had decided to use those wood fabric stamps I bought on our trip in October. I just love this round one. I took it and stamped into the plate.
Pretty neat! Then I placed a piece of fabric over the plate, patted it down to make sure the fabric had contact with the plate, and then carefully lifted it off the plate. This first picture is using an old piece of blue commercial fabric with a flowery background.
What a great way to repurpose fabric from the stash that you don’t like.
This one is on a piece of hand dyed blue fabric.
This one I used red paint on white muslin.
I really liked this last one the best. I could see me doing more with this stamp for sure!
This one was again using that commercial fabric with the other wood stamp I bought.
The plate is easy to clean. I just ran in under water in the sink with a little dish washing soap. I patted it dry with a towel, and put it back in the original packaging.
What I like about this plate is that it is always ready. I don’t have to mix any gelatin together and wait. It also doesn’t break apart after use like the gelatin one did. I could kick myself for waiting so long to use it.
For more ideas, check out the Gelli Arts blog. These plates come in two sizes: 6 x6 or 8 x 10. Mine is the larger size. I’ll be using mine much more now that I found out it was so easy and so much fun!
I’m so glad you had fun with the Gelli plate Lynda!! I know that plate has patiently waited for you to open it up and play – looks like you gave it a good work out! Thanks for posting on the Gelli FB page.
Wow, the first one turned out spectacular, with the bright orange on the blue and the subtle wood stamps!
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Thanks for sharing that. It gives quite a spectacular result. BTW I love the new background on your blog. Well done.
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Absolutely lovely monoprinting…..!
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Kathy, Thanks. It’s so much fun!