The sphere of people learning about and using Gelli® printing plates keeps increasing—and more and more
people of all ages and levels of art experience are discovering the joy of mono printing.
I’d like to welcome those new to the Gelli® plate printing process — and thank those of you who have
been following this blog along the way — by reintroducing some of the most popular techniques
I’ve demonstrated here.
If you’re looking to expand your base of techniques, learn some new fun exercises in gel printing,
or refresh your memory on various processes, take a look at the following videos!
The painterly approach to monotypes can range from loose and spontaneous to structured and
carefully planned…and everything in between. In other words—this technique is for everyone!!
Gelli Arts® Printing—Faux Chine Collé
Chine collé is a printmaking technique where lightweight paper is adhered to heavier paper as it’s
passed through a press with an inked plate. The result is a print on a collage. Watch this video to
see how this process can be adapted for gel printing! Then get ready to print on fragile papers,
brittle book pages, or other thin, delicate papers!
Gelli Arts® Printing with Styrofoam Plates
Here’s a great way to repurpose styrofoam plates to use in monoprinting! This video shows
how easy and fun it is to turn styrofoam plates into reusable texture plates with your own
Watch what happens when you roll a layer of thick paint over a thin one… for a unique way to create a layered multicolor Gelli® print in one pull! If you’re fascinated with unpredictable paint interactions — you’ll want to explore this FUN technique!
Gelli® plates have a unique surface that allows you to pull monotypes on clear adhesive film, like packing tape! You won’t believe how easy this technique is! Just takes a little patience to let the paint dry completely on the plate before printing.
There you have it! Plenty of inspiration to get you going! What a great way to start your creative New Year!!
And to all of our Gelli Arts® enthusiasts — best wishes from all of us at Gelli Arts® for peace, joy and
an artful journey in 2016!
Please—share your prints with us on our Facebook page, or on Instagram using the
hashtag #gelliplate #gelliarts or #gelliprint. Feel free to tag us with @gelliarts on Instagram and Twitter
too! We love to see what you’re creating!!
Remember, we now have Gelli® partners all over the world, so it’s easier than ever to find a
Gelli ® retailer near you!
Have Fun and Happy Printing!