Gelli plate printing
Last week I took an online introductory class on printing with a gelli plate. A gelli plate is a big rectangle made of a gelatin-like substance that you use as a basis for monoprinting. More details can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Carla’s class not only consisted of the technical side of using the gelli plate, but also got you thinking about the colour, texture and contrast of the prints. Simplicity was a feature of the course: the stencils used were handmade out of card stock and the stamps were objects found around the home.
Stage 1: layers of paint with the brayer;
Stage 2: layers of paint marked with stencils and stamps;
Stage 3: layers of paint as a glaze, after modifications with additional stencilling/stamping and washing in the sink.
I loved the course…now I’ve got to decide what I’m going to make with my prints.