The key to a gorgeous piece of mixed media art work is having a strong background. The background serves as the foundation of the art piece. Do you want in on a little secret to making awesome backgrounds? Try gelli printing!
What is gelli printing? Gelli printing uses a “gelatin printing plate” (store bought plates don’t use gelatin and remain stable at room temperature) in which to apply paint to, create textures on, layer stencils on and more. Let’s take a closer look at some of the steps used in gelli printing:
Gather your supplies to get started including a gel plate, brayer and acrylic pants.
Squirt some paint dollops on your gelli plate.
Use your brayer to spread the paint.
Place a piece of paper on top and lightly press/rub to transfer the paint to the paper and “lift off the design”.
Add more paint and keep going or clean off your gel plate and start fresh.
The steps above are only the foundation of gelli printing. You can incorporate many more tools and techniques to obtain many stunning designs. You can incorporate your gelli prints in tag making, card making, scrapbook layouts, art journaling, ATCs and so many more fun projects!
To learn a lot more about Gelli Printing, join Dina Wakley at P&P on Saturday, September 24 at 6 pm for the Joy of Gelli Printing Class! To read all about the class and register, click here.
Just check out some of the amazing images Dina made using a gelli plate:
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Palette & Paper will have a variety of Gel Press printing plates in stock this week! Definitely stop in and check out these great new products.
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