Layered Prints (colorful backgrounds)

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, …

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Monoprinting in Layers: Step-by-Step

There’s something curious about monoprints created from multiple layers. They draw you in — inviting a closer look to decipher “how” they were created. Watching this video will demystify the process! Here we go, layer by layer… so easy! TIP: To get an approximate registration when printing consecutive layers … Place your Gelli® plate on …

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Watch Your Back!

In my last blog post I talked about using different media to add color to Gelli® prints that aren’t quite “there yet”. What I didn’t mention is that there’s “another side” to the story. Literally! Back of overdyed Gelli® Print On a number of prints, where the print surface was saturated with dye, the color …

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Something Borrowed

Do you love old paper — fragile book pages, vintage maps, crumbling sheet music, brittle newspaper — and such? And how about flimsy tissue paper — and delicate Japanese papers? They can add character, texture, dimension and intrinsic meaning to artwork. But if you want to monoprint on these papers, you’ll find they might not …

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Who Was That Masked Man?

He’s a shape I cut out — and he’s one of my favorite images to use as a mask in my Gelli® monotypes.  In fact, I like him so much I’ve cloned him Using masks is an ideal way to create interesting imagery, focal points and repetitions in your Gelli® prints. A perfect tool for …

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Gild the Gelli®

To “gild the lily” is to unnecessarily add adornment to something that is already beautiful and perfect. Simply put, you’re overdoing it.   To gild the Gelli® … Well, that’s a different story!!! More is more! Let’s glitz it up!   There are lots of ways to add a sparkly metallic touch to your Gelli® …

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