We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Friday, 24 January 2014

More Gelli-licious-ness!

A friend got a Gelli plate for Christmas, so we spent a happy day covering everything in paint!

Gone to lunch!  So time to take the occasional Craftroom Work in Progress Snapshot (CWIPS) .....

You can see the wood block stamps, (bottom left) which I tried using, but they were not really successful.

But rubber stamps work really well - used a large corner stamp here.

Stamps remove the paint from the plate, so I needed to think about at what point to use a stamp during making a print.

Also, I had those reverse text stamps by Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous), which were still unused in their packaging (they seemed like a good idea at the time).

They work well with the Gelli plate, this print is not finished, but you can see the text is the right way round!

Using black card is fabulous.

This one is on black glossy card using Pebeo Studio Acrylics Iridescent paint, with a quite intricate stencil.  The glossy card holds onto the paint when taking the stencil off, creating a good textured effect.  Pity photos can't show the iridescent shimmer!

Black matt card, using the same paints.

Using the iridescent paints on white card.

All this Gelli-ing creates a conundrum. I'm sure I'm not alone in this - I'm creating a lot (and I mean a lot!) of prints!  Yes, I'm using them on cards, and I have an idea to use them on canvas (die-cut), and they make great journal backgrounds, but the rate of use is still not going to keep up with production!

Perhaps we should form Gelli Anonymous - to find ways to use these prints, otherwise they are going to take over the world!


  1. Love that geometric stencil (the one in the orange print and on the black matte card)! Where can I get one?

    1. Hi Kateri, the stencil is by Joggles.com and is called Ancient Ruins. It's a bit bigger than A4. Can't remember where I got it, so do a search. Kay