Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press

By Joan Bess

Meet your dream plate and fall in love with a swifter, friendlier method of printmaking.

For artists and crafters who love the artistic probabilities of monoprinting on gelatin yet now not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that includes it, the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate is a dream come real! it really is sturdy, reusable, kept at room temperature, and able to get artistic everytime you are. easily observe paint with a delicate rubber brayer, make your marks and pull your print. it is that straightforward! Wipe the plate down with a spritz of water and a paper towel, and you are prepared to head again.

In this greatest consultant, artist Joan Bess--inventor of the idea that for the Gelli plate--unleashes the joys via greater than 60 step by step options. Create exciting styles utilizing instruments like sponges, textured rollers and do-it-yourself combs. tips on how to comprise stencils and rubber stamps. scan with steel paint, dimensional paint and gel medium. develop into a texture-hunter, making a extensive international of results utilizing embossed papers, traditional gadgets, rubber bands, lace, corrugated cardboard, steel tape, die minimize letters...anything goes!

Even newbies can get pleasure from fast gratification--just seize a textured floor, smoosh it into your painted Gelli plate, and you will have a stack of fantastic prints very quickly. for knowledgeable printmakers, the inspirations in those pages will push you to test, adapt, mix and layer. it is easy, enjoyable and completely addicting!

Printmaking simply received easier!

  • Expert assistance from the author of the Gelli plate
  • 60+ striking step by step techniques
  • Ideas for incorporating stamps and stencils, utilizing ghost prints, salvaging uninspired prints, and more
  • 26-page gallery exhibits the numerous brilliant methods artists are incorporating Gelli printing into their work

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STEP 6: This Catalyst Wedge comb is considered one of a chain of other edges, every one generating a special line trend. those ergonomic instruments are made from silicone and freshen up easily after utilizing them with acrylic paint. STEP 7: right here I’m utilizing a Catalyst Contour instrument to wipe out a distinct line-width trend in my print. traces wiped into the paint can produce prints with an brisk caliber and circulate. STEP eight: A Catalyst Blade silicone instrument is used for wiping out extra covered marks during this print. Catalyst Blades are on lengthy wood handles and will be utilized in a loose and painterly manner, for a a bit of assorted combed glance.

Utilizing contrasting shades in selective parts offers this print a really diversified glance than the unique model. extra watercolor was once blotted off the acrylic published paint parts with tissue. Overdyed Prints: obvious Tinted Glazes Acrylic glazes are usually used for fake completing and ornamental portray thoughts, yet they've got a spot in changing the looks of a Gelli print to boot! To make a glaze, easily upload acrylic glaze medium for your acrylic paint. The ratio of glaze medium to color will be sure the transparency of your pigmented glaze mix.

It’s an speedy customized stamp! fabrics record Gelli plate and brayer acrylic paint paper for printing index card everlasting marker glue gun warmth gun tweezers moldable foam stamps fabrics for Moldable Foam Stamp Printing STEP 1: Draw fascinating shapes that you really want in your foam stamp on a four" × 6" (10cm × 15cm) index card utilizing an everlasting marker. Draw with a scorching glue over the drawn traces at the index card. STEP 2: sizzling glue can go away tiny strings of glue should you stream the glue gun from one spot to a different.

Golden OPEN acrylics particularly paintings most sensible for this printing method, yet you could scan with different varieties of acrylics for various results. STEP 1: Roll out a skinny layer of paint at the Gelli plate. right here I selected a traditional brown colour. STEP 2: Press a few clean, flat leaves onto the painted plate. regularly print the vein-side all the way down to get the simplest texture. STEP three: Pull the 1st print (seen on the top left). This print will simply be a masks of the leaf’s form. conscientiously get rid of the leaf. STEP four: Pull the ghost print to bare a highly-detailed confident print of the leaf shapes and veins.

Pull a print. the skinny traces will opened up and develop into wider at the plate and may print in opposite. STEP three: Roll a skinny layer of acrylic paint onto the plate over the dimensional paint. The dimensional paint resists the thinner acrylic paint. such a lot acrylic paints will paintings for this system while rolled over dimensional paint. STEP four: Press in a number of fascinating texture instruments to the painted plate. STEP five: conceal with paper, rub and pull your print. Then pull a ghost print, as dimensional paints frequently go away residual rainy paint at the plate.

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