My local surface design group met today and we used our gelatin plates that we had made plus we used Gelli plates that you can buy commercially. The Gelli plates are much stiffer than the kind you can make on your own.
We all brought tons of stuff to play with and a variety of kinds of paint.
You can see here the paint applied to the plate, using the brayer to roll it out and before printing. Sadly, I didn’t get what the print looked like.
Here are a variety of prints. I don’t remember which belong to which person but they were all unique.
It was great fun and even though I still don’t like all my prints, at least a few of them are looking a little better. I will scan in a few of my favorite ones and show you soon.
Looks like fun! What kind of paint do you use?
Acrylic paints of a wide variety. It was a lot of fun.
Is it like mono printing where you only get one, at most 2 prints from each paint application? Lovely prints, I especially like the green and blue one, it reminds me of bamboo.
Yep. It’s a very simple process but getting pleasing results isn’t always that easy.
That really does look like fun – pretty results too!
Lots of fun Lyn!
That’s one party I would love to have attended! Thanks for sharing your photos Ruth.
We would have loved to have you attend 🙂
Looks great fun, with some really interesting effects! Would it be possible to do something similar on fabric?
Thanks Kim, it was fun. Yes, you can print on fabric. But for me, I get a lot of ugly prints. I probably printed 40-50 prints and I liked 7 of them. But it works fine on fabric.
I recognize a few of these. . . It was a good lesson in working quickly before the paint dries. I tend to over think things. A fun afternoon!
Yes, I realized after I got home that all the photos were prints that you, Sally and Paula did. No photos of mine 🙂