I am finding Gelli Plate printing to be quite addictive. I love to print onto thin papers like newsprint, tissue, dictionary paper, parchment and the brown kraft paper that Amazon often stuff their parcels with. I love experimenting with mark making – not all of it turns out great, but when it’s ripped up and used in conjunction with paints and pens, it takes on a different life.
The thinner papers are great for paper piecing.
This tag features the print shown above and some dictionary paper for the skin. The stamp is from the Julie Nutting range (Ruffle Dress) and I drew the face in using a Sakura Pigma Micron pen. I even used the plainer border of the print for the top and ruffle to give contrast and to show off the print part of the dress better. (I added an extra ruffle along the way too in case you were wondering.) The tag itself is also a gelli print which has been overstamped with Fancy Flourishes and Abstract Fragments. I added a touch of shading under her feet with a pencil.
So do you have a Gelli Plate yet? If you have one, but haven’t got round to trying it out yet, take a look at Monday Mojo Magic issue 19 for a basic introduction. Last week Debbie showed me how she uses the gelli plate with inks rather than paints and that’s opened up a whole new avenue of possibilities.
If you have been bitten by the Gelli bug, I’d love to know if you’re as addicted as I am!