Stencils, Patterns & Textures

Making Foam Texture Plates for Gelli ® Prints!

When you want to create prints with your own original designs, consider making reusable flexible foam texture plates! Watch this video and see how easy it is! Here’s what you’ll need: Carpet tape (available at home improvement stores) Craft foam (regular thin foam works well) Note: Craft foam is also available with sticky-back adhesive. It …

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Wipe Out Monoprinting

Create unique monotypes by wiping paint OFF your Gelli® plate. Watch this fun video to see some great effects you can achieve using the fabulous new Catalyst Wedge tools for printing with Gelli®! This is a subtractive, or negative, method of monoprinting. That means you start by applying paint to your plate — and remove …

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Intaglio-Inspired Printing with Gelli Arts®

See how you can achieve an intaglio effect — without a press! — using a styrofoam printing plate, a ballpoint pen, acrylic paint … and a Gelli® plate! Intaglio (pronounced in-TAL-ee-oh) is a printmaking process using a plate that has been inscribed or etched. Ink is applied to the plate and pushed into the grooves. …

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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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When Gelli® Meets MagicStamps™

… good things happen. (including a giveaway!) Maybe you’ve already discovered some of the amazing things you can do with MagicStamp™ moldable foam stamps. Such great stuff! But if you haven’t explored the design potential in these versatile blocks — you’re in for a ton of fun using them to create your own unique patterned …

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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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