Saturday, July 25, 2015

Gelli Prints

I made some new stencils to Gelli Print though. On this one, I drew on the print with black and white pen.


I like the tree stencil, but I'm enjoying using the cut-out portion of it as a mask more.
And last, here are some birds.
I know many people use their Gelli Plate prints for collage, so this isn't revolutionary, but after printing with my stencils for a while, I notice that the masks look like they'd make great collage elements. Does anyone cut and then print on the little bits? Or does everyone print and then cut?
I make my stencils from overhead projector slides. These are the masks
Thanks for looking!


4 comments:

  1. I always use my masks for collage they are great!

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  2. Hi, I just found this through Pinterest and am very intrigued :-)

    I'm kinda new to using the Gelli plate so when reading your blog post, I'm thinking now I'm really lost!! :-)

    The fish prints you made that are at the top of your post are AWESOME!! I mean they really appear to be swimming, and in groups. I love it!! But, how in the world did you do it??

    What's all this about masks and stencils? Are you really using mylar stencils on your plate or paper stencils?

    If you can or you don't mind sharing, I'd so much appreciate your help/advice, anything will suffice!

    Your prints are just gorgeous!! Thank you in advance for your help!!

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  3. Hi, I just found this through Pinterest and am very intrigued :-)

    I'm kinda new to using the Gelli plate so when reading your blog post, I'm thinking now I'm really lost!! :-)

    The fish prints you made that are at the top of your post are AWESOME!! I mean they really appear to be swimming, and in groups. I love it!! But, how in the world did you do it??

    What's all this about masks and stencils? Are you really using mylar stencils on your plate or paper stencils?

    If you can or you don't mind sharing, I'd so much appreciate your help/advice, anything will suffice!

    Your prints are just gorgeous!! Thank you in advance for your help!!

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    1. Hi Christina, You should join the group Gelatin Printing Enthusiasts on Facebook. They share loads of techniques and videos. For the top fish, I made a background with yellow, and then with light blue or green on top. Then I put orange paint on my plate, and put a fish stencil (with two fish shaped holes) on my plate. Then I pressed a fin-texture plate on it that I made out of fun foam (you can write on fun foam with a ball point pen to make textures). Then I put the fish on the yellow-green background. I repeated this several times, trying to distribute the fish nicely. The acetate masks and paper masks work great. Paper ones get soggy, though, so I like using the transparencies. I hope that helps!

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