Marsha Valk

Monotyping With The Gelli Arts® Printing Plate by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! The terms monotype and monoprint are often used interchangeably. However, there is a difference between the two. When it comes to gel printing, I always like to think of it like this:  Monotypes are a type of monoprints made by painting or drawing directly onto the printing plate in …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing on Faux Leather by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today!   Faux Leather (also known as Leather Paper or Kraft-Tex) is a kraft paper that looks and feels like leather and is washable like fabric.   You can handle it just like fabric or paper, and you can use it for sewing projects, paper projects and all kinds of …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing with Masking Fluid by Marsha Valk

  Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! It’s no secret that Gelli Arts® gel printing is my favourite pastime. However, another favourite thing is mixed media art journaling. For today’s post, I’ve combined the two. I’m sharing how I create two multi-layered mixed media prints, pretty much simultaneously. I jump from one to the other …

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The Principle Methods of Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! I’m so excited because this is my 50th video for Gelli Arts®!! When you’re just starting with gel printing, the number of different techniques, mediums and supplies you can use can appear daunting. However, did you know you can group all of those different techniques into three basic monoprint …

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How To Choose The Best Paper For Gelli Arts® Gel Plate Printing by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today! One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘What paper is best for Gelli Arts® gel printing?’ The answer: there’s an unlimited array of papers that are great for gel printing! You can print on anything from computer paper to card stock to fine art printmaking paper to found …

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Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Opaque + Transparent Layers by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today sharing a series of small monoprints printed with opaque as well as transparent paint colours. Have you ever wondered what the little square icons on your paint tubes mean? These squares tell you all about the opacity level of the paint colour. There are four types: □ transparent ⧄ semi-transparent …

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