Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gelli Plate

In the supplies I ordered, I splurged and got a Gelli plate. It's a way of monoprinting without a press. Since it was snowing (again) on Monday, I decided it would be a good time to play.

The 8" x 10" plate seemed a little daunting, and I didn't care for the first attempt. So I cut a sheet of mixed media paper into 3" strips.

Smear some acrylic paint. Roll it out with a brayer. Make some marks with stamps, found objects. Lay down the paper, smooth with hand, and lift up. The first strip on the left was meh. I liked the second pull with middle strip much better. I rolled a ball of yarn around the third strip. I liked that effect, too.

Have you used a Gelli plate?


  1. I love the gelli plate. I like putting down a color or two, then print. Then I lay down a stencil and put the same paper on it. And then repeat. I love the layers.

  2. I forgot to say I love your blue and white strips. Glad you found something fun to do while snowbound.

  3. I've never been pleased with my results. I guess I'm just not a good Gelli Plater...... :(