Monoprinting on a Round Gelli® Plate!

There’s something universally appealing about the round shape and all it symbolizes. Take a look at this video and see the beauty of printing on the NEW 8” Round Gelli® Plate.

It’s inspiring to work on a circular plate surface! In an instant, ideas come to mind: the sun, the moon, our planet Earth, infinity, wholeness, unity, the cycle of life, mandalas, the wheel, bubbles, Venn diagrams. And that’s just for starters!

With no beginning and no end — the circle shape signifies eternity. All there is. Endless possibilities!

The round plate provides new opportunities to explore themes. And before you know it — you may find yourself working on a series inspired simply by the shape of the plate!

When you work on a gel printed series, one print informs the next. And one quick way to start working on a series is to use a mask or masks — and repeat images. 

The most interesting masked prints are often the ghost prints — after the mask has been removed.

For in-depth information on using masks, please take a look at the blog post: 

“Who Was That Masked Man?

The stencil and masks used in this video are from Green Pepper Press, designed by Michelle Ward. 

Green Pepper Press Stencil & Masks set. From The Frond Collection

Not only do you get the wonderful stencil … you get the cut-outs as well! 

So you also get a set of masks! 

GPP stencil and mask sets are so perfect for printing with Gelli Arts®! 

Double the fun!!!

Instead of a series of individual prints — consider overlapping circular prints on a larger piece of paper to create a unified piece. 

Detail from 11’x14″ Gel Print

To create this piece:

The 8″ round imprints are overlapped on a piece of 11″x14″ Strathmore Bristol

The paint is Golden OPEN Acrylic! It easily rolls out in a thin layer and is perfect for printing highly detailed images with masks!

The Golden OPEN Acrylics palette used includes:

Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Quinacridone Magenta 

Manganese Blue Hue 

These vibrant pigments mix cleanly and have wonderful transparency. So when the printed images overlap, they produce beautiful new colors!

Since these masks are part of a matching stencil set, you can go back into the prints using the stencils — using sprays, stamp inks applied with blending tools and stipple brushes, colored pencils, and so on. 

You can also create interesting prints by layering different colors and slightly moving the masks for each layer. That’ll give you an interesting out-of-registration print like this 🙂

Multi-layered,  masked print on deli paper.

So get inspired! Experience the joy of printing on the 

NEW Round Gelli® Plate!!!

And now…

This Contest is officially CLOSED

WE HAVE A WINNER! Our random generator chose #604 which belongs to 

(blogger name) “Kristi Matta Heather Kromer” from Standish Maine!! 


The Giveaway includes the following items!

All you need to do to be entered to win is: 

  1. Post a comment HERE on our blog – easy!
  2. If you don’t already, please subscribe to our Gelli Arts® blog. (Note – subscribing is NOT a requirement to win the giveaway!).

Entries (via comments on this blog) will be accepted until 5pm EDT, Tuesday, Oct 22nd!

One lucky winner will be chosen at random
and announced no later than 10am Wednesday October 23rd. The winner
will be announced here on the blog (in the comments section of this blog
post) and on our Facebook page!

A special thanks to Michelle Ward for generously providing the Stencil & Mask Sets from Green Pepper Press!

Please feel free to spread the word about the NEW Round Gelli® Plate with others via Pinterest (just hover over the blog images to see the ‘pin it’ button!), your blog or share from our Facebook page. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment!

Good Luck and Happy Printing!

500 thoughts on “Monoprinting on a Round Gelli® Plate!”

  1. Love the Green Pepper Stencils–the round Gelli plate–beautiful Golden colors! Can't wait to give the round Gelli plate a try!!

  2. I would love to win the round plate. I have so much fun with the 6" square plate and have gotten some fabulous results. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to win.

  3. Gems Inky antics

    Wow, a round Gelli plate. What an amazing idea. I love to watch your videos, they're bursting with inspiration and ideas. The effects you created with the round plate are stunning…..thanks for the chance to win, I'm going to keep everything crossed xx

  4. That is so fab !!! Love the round shape. would love to be able to win this for my cousin who is a newbie into our mixed media world . she would enjoy it so much especially in her event planning business .For me Gelli-Plate printing is the best thing in the world.

  5. Wow, super great gelli prints!!! I have the large gelli and love it. My kids call me the polka dot lady, so I think the circle gelli was made just for me!!!

  6. Holy cow!!! I am crazy about this!! What fun to create with these great products!! Can't wait to get my hands on them!! Love it!!

  7. Cool! How awesome is a round gelli plate?! I would like to find out! Thanks for the chance to win it and other goodies!

  8. I am so excited that I won't have to mask off a circular area on my gelli plate any more! This is going to be great!

  9. There's something so appeal to a circle. It's gentle, rolling, feminine. I'd love to win this. Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. so happy to see this, I went to four stores yesterday looking for one to demo on my weekely show, So I am so excited.

  11. You keep raising the bar on creative supplies! This looks like too much fun – and I'm all about too much fun. Please enter me? But win or not, I will have one of these soon… Thanks for your generosity and inspiration! ~ Mo

  12. Oh the possibilities!!!! I had been masking circles on my plate, but a round plate would be fantastic!!! I must go shopping for some of those stencils and masks. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  13. I am a subscriber and love all of your great ideas, tutorials and hints and tips, the only place to come for Gelli Plate info. Thank you for the opportunity. I so want to win a round Gelli Plate! OMG..look at the competitors! lol

  14. I was only just introduced to Gelli printing recently during an art weekend with a good friend. Immediately, on my way home from the weekend, I stopped into the store right before they closed and bought the larger gelli plate. Then when the same friend sent me info about the ROUND gilli plate… my head was going to explode (artistically of course)! Very excited to enter this new world of possibilities!

  15. Fantastic video and such a generous prize – thank you!
    Would make a great present for my b'day at the end of next week.. 😉

  16. Creepy Glowbugg

    Oh my! Just when I was wrapping my head around the original gelli plate, you go and make a round one! This is a must have!!! Fabulous prizes! Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. A round plate how unique and what fun it would be to use one. Thanks for the chance to win one along with all the other goodies.

  18. This is just what I am needing! I would love to win this great prize!!! Thank you for the awesome products!

  19. Alright, this is the coolest thing I've ever seen! I can't wait to try it on fabric and I have a son (10) who is going to go nuts trying this out.

  20. a lot of competition 🙂 I haven't yet started to use gelli plates but the videos are quite inspiring. I am planning on ordering the product (just trying to figure out what would work best for me) and I have to say that winning this package would be a great start!! thanks for the chance.

  21. What a ingenious plate, beautiful! I would so much like to win the prize… then I can go play with it, the golden paints are also gorgeous paints, and the masks are beauties as well!

  22. Oh wow…I've seen what others have done with the Gelli Plates & I want one…and I want Michelle's stencils, too. Winning would help me occupy my time here in the wither since I can't breathe in the cold air…but these are definitely on my wish list for Christmas!

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