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Gelli Plate Art for a Kit

July 17, 2013

Color Play Gelli Art

I found a bright color palette that I wanted to use for a kit and thought it would be a perfect time time make use of my Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts! I videoed my session – but totally messed up on the lighting (lesson learned) but I was able to rescue some still shots for you.

Color Play Gelli Art

For those of you who aren’t familiar with mono printing, it’s the process of laying down paint on a surface – in this case a slab of solid gelatin – and then adding various textures, stencils and hand drawn marks. When you lay a  piece of paper (or cloth or wood or metal) over the surface and rub, the paint is transferred to the paper and results in a wonderful print.  It’s called “mono” printing because this method generally yields only one print – although with the right technique you can often get a second or even third print. The individual prints are very cool as is, but you can let a print dry and then layer another print (and another and another) on top to create an even more unique and yummy design.  Mono printing has been around forever, but Gelli Arts is the first company (I think) to develop a gelatin-based plate for the mass market.  And oh what a craze they’ve started in the creative community! Gelli Plating is completely addicting and if you try it, I’m sure you’ll fall in love too!

I used inexpensive acrylic crafts paints and a variety of papers – old music sheets, ledger paper and plain old copy paper. After about 30 minutes I had enough prints – about 25 – so I let them dry before scanning. Are you wondering what I did with them?  I used the scanned images in my papers and embellishment for a new kit!

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16 Comments

  1. Vicki Walters

    Just got some of those gelli plates and can’t wait to experiment…that’s all I do..experiment..see what happens..but now I know where to go with questions! Your work is awesome!

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Oh thank you!! I LOVE my Gelli plate, Vicki!! I experiment all the time!!! We can share tips!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. Barbara Albrecht

    Love how you used your Gelli prints for this kit. I, too, am addicted to Gelli!! I’d love to watch you create…always learn something new watching Gelli videos.

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    • Barbara Albrecht

      oops…forgot to say THANK YOU for the gifties!

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      • Vicki Robinson

        You are quite welcome!!

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Thanks, for stopping by my blog, Barbara! I’ll try to get the light right the next time I try to video!

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  3. Penne

    Love love love what you created! I am totally addicted to my Gelli plate. I would absolutely love to see more! I have added you to my Bloglovin account so I am ready! Thanks for sharing!

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you so much, Penne! I completely understand your addiction – we may just have to start a 12-step program!!

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  4. Vicky

    So, Vicki! I’m curious how you match your paint to the digital color palette? Sure hate that your video messed up, too! Would LOVE to have seen that! Beautiful work, as always!

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you Vicky! I really had to eye-ball the colors – I printed the colors on my Epson and then matched the print to the colors I had in my stash. Needed to slightly adjust the yellows in Photoshop, but that was it. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out and I’ll be doing this very often from now on!

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      • Vicky

        OK, that makes sense! Thanks, Vicki!

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  5. Catherine

    Great to see how you create these – and then how you use them in your kit. Really interesting – thanks for showing us how!

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  6. Cilenia

    SWOON! And you know it’s all your fault that Miss Bailey and I are totally addicted now too! LOL But it’s a happy addiction. 😉

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Lol! Such a fun addiction!

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  7. Nicky H

    That’s awesome! I love seeing how you used the Gelli plate for your kit! It turned out fantastic!!

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    • Vicki Robinson

      Thank you, Nicky! I loved working on this kit!

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