Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Gelli-Arts side track!!

Detour from painting loose and big! Yes, I am distracted very easily.
Well, I am such a sucker for new toys and this by far is one of the best, most fun, instant gradification toys so far. It's a Gelli-Arts printing plate for printing monoprints. I have always loved printing monoprints but have never been successful at doing them at home. I have traveled to Charleston twice to go to the monoprint studio which was fun too but really---this does the same thing--just smaller!  And for a lot less cost. You just roll on the paint, stamp, scribble or stencil, place the paper face down, press down with your hands--- and with a tingle up your spine--pull it off to reveal a wonderful print. That is, if you have chosen the right colors. You can easily make a mud print! So I have cut the 81/2 x 11 paper into strips and I am going to make a small book and sew it. I will show you the book tomorrow.

16 comments:

Buffy said...

That looks like a fun supply,I think I would have gotten sidetracked too. Can't wait to see the book.

fran p. said...

This is a fun technique...my friend Mariyln Rock taught a class in monoprinting using a similar substance.....it's fun to play with different toys, isn't it? Can't wait to see the book you created....although sewing and I have a big, big problem!

Bren said...

Great new product, I've never tried doing gel printing, but this makes it look easy. Always learning about new and fun stuff when I visit you Martha. Looking forward to seeing the book you create with all your mono prints.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

ooo la la...this looks like a fun diversion from your large painting projects!! I think I "need" one of these plates too:) Thanks for the link....happy printing.....

Queen of 'arts said...

Whoo Hoo! I ordered one a few minutes ago... Looks like I'm gonna be sidetracked, too. Looking forward to the next post. Do you sleep??? :)

Lesley said...

This looks fun. I haven't come across monoprints before. Off to goggle...

Chel said...

WOW- I never even knew about monoprints but after watching the video on their site, I feel like I need to find out more! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Sue said...

Great technique, it seems - I wonder if you can get that material in the UK... I love your mixed media paintings/collages, especially all those with red flowers. Very vibrant!

Peggy said...

My new Gelli Arts printing plate arrived last week. Can't wait to try it (when gardening, harvesting, and canning season is over)!

Caryl said...

I have never seen these before either just asking... why can't one do that on a thick piece of glass? Thank you for sharing... their sales just went up. :o)

Marilyn Rock said...

Martha! You are amazing! I did see this product through Interweave (I think) or Cloth Paper Scissors and felt someone was thinking for sure! Awesome! Love your papers and can't wait to see your book. xxoo

Lottie said...

These look an abosolute joy

Janie Husband said...

beautiful color, martha....i love monoprinting.....

Nancy said...

What fun!! These turned out great. Anxious to see the book.

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

So much fun!! And not available in Europe *cry*. Love your papers.

Nancy Kelley said...

Great colors and great fun! So glad you loved the printing plate :) Thanks for sharing your fabulous work with the Gelli plate!

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