Posted by: maureenc | January 17, 2015

Gelli plate mono printing

It’s been quite a while since I set up the Gelli plate and acrylic paints for some play time!

So this afternoon, after I had completed a few chores, and, to be honest, dragged myself away from reading “The Dark Witch” by Nora Roberts, I set up on the back patio to play.

Of course, Sam, being the helpful cat that he is just HAD to check out what I was doing, so I  nearly didn’t make a start at all.

Cats, wet paint, squares of fabric and a windy day make for fun times……NOT!

Finally himself got bored and moved away to watch the people walking down the street and I was able to get a few pieces of fabric printed.

There was reasonably gusty sea breeze sneaking through the patio, as well as the temperature being in the high 20s (Celsius) so I added some Textile medium to the paint in a bid to slow down the drying process.

Note to self: don’t forget to purchase a few more tubes of acrylic paint as my colour range is fairly limited now.

Gelli Plate printingThe Gelli plate and some of my attempts.

Some of the toolsStencils, paint and brayer./roller

Honeycomb stencil over wet acrylic paintUsing a honeycomb type stencil, this was the result.

Cobalt blue with fluoro pinkMixing cobalt blue paint with a fluoro pink and then scribbling through the paint gave this effect.

abstract: cobalt blue and white mixed with textile mediumThis abstract resulted after I re spread the paint over the plate after the previous panel.

A couple of attempts weren’t so marvellous. (see the daisies near the Gelli plate) so hopefully tomorrow I can have another play and introduce another layer or two that will improve the result .Keep your fingers crossed that Sam doesn’t want to play with paint too!

I’m thinking of trying a Crazy Patch method when I start constructing the cards………


  1. This gelli thing is a mystery to me but I like your results very much!

  2. Fun, isn’t it!

  3. Yes Meta ! I have ideas for more paint layering over the not so great attempts.


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