Sunday, 23 June 2013

Gelli plate printing

Well hello all, this post as usual has been a long time coming. But I have a little excuse. I have been doing an on line course with Carla Sonheim for Gelli Plate Printing. This has been great. I have loved it. It has become a minor obsession in my life. Well, hey I don't have much else. Makes me sound a very sad person!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will include some of my work below. Meanwhile here in Sunny Spain it's very hot. So the acrylic paint is drying up very quickly. It definitely needs an extender in it. So do I??????
I have had some wonderful Mail Art sent to me from people in the USA via Mail Me Some Art. It is really nice as when you go to the post box and there's something nice in there instead of the usual bill. GREAT........ I will take some pictures and put them up on my blog soon.
Here's "Bilko" my lovely rescue dog. I took a picture of him. Then played with the picture in Pic Monkey. When I was happy with it I then transferred the said picture onto my gelli print with black acrylic paint. Doesn't he look nice???

This is the same process but using a picture of Georgina.

Same process just different gelli plate print.

Same again.

Here is a typical Carla Sonheim type drawing. I used gel pens and coloured pencils for this one.

This is an accordion book made with a sheet of water colour paper printed on the gelli plate.

Another handmade book made with a gelli plate print.

This is the inside of the book.
These are three smaller prints. I cut a stencil from card to make the organic shapes.

The top one of these was done on old book page.

Here are two mosaics of some of my work.

Here's Ginty the giraffe, Roland the rat, Lily the llama. I really should get out more. Ha Ha.

Well I'm off back to do some more printing you can't stop me now!!!!!!!!!!!!!