Friday, April 26, 2013

Gelli plate addict!

Hello, my name is Katrina and I am a Gelli plate addict! I have had a Gelli plate now for 2 months and I just can't stop playing with it! It is another way I can use the paint and templates I love to use. 

  There are many videos on the Internet of how to use the Gelli plate but here is how I do it and the way the pages turned out this time.

 
Collect together your Gelli plate, acrylic paint, your brayer and anything that will leave a texture. You will also need paper or card to print onto and a piece of scrap paper to clean off your brayer in between colours.

 
Now you are ready to get started. Add some paint to your plate. How much will depend on the paint and what you want to do, all that comes with practice.

 
Roll out the paint with your brayer and press in the texture, here I have used bubble wrap.

 
Press your paper onto your paint

 
Pull off and reveal your print!


Add another layer of paint ( I never clean the plate until I am ready to pack away)

 
This time I have added stencils

 
You will get 2 print with most paint applications, this is through the stencil, then when you lift the stencil off
 
 
you will get this to print off
 

 
to get this!

 
This time I used the wrong end of a paint brush to add my own doodles

 
to get this.
 
 
 I could go on for ever but basically anything that will add texture you can use. All you need to do is keep layering print on top of print until you have something you love. If you don't like it then its just not finished!!


             Here are the finished pages for this session. I just kept layering until I was happy                                                                     Scroll down to the bottom for my top tips!








 
So, my top tips for Gelli plates
 
* Don't worry about the paint you use any acrylic paint will do, often the cheap ones are the best. It won't work with ink though.
 
* Try adding a pearly paint colour to make things pop.
 
* Remember every page will be different and you have little control over what the end result is so just go with the flow and enjoy. After all its only a piece of card and some paint.
 
* Don't clean in between colours, you will get some lovely surprises that way.
 
*If you find your plate slipping around use a non slip mat under it.
 
*Keep your plate in the packaging to keep it safe from scratches and digs
 
Hope this has helped. I take no responsibility for any addiction!! :)
 

9 comments:

Scrappaddy said...

Love what you have come up with :) I think i have to admit to being an addict myself and i know who to blame LOL xx

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Sandi said...

great tutorial, is it not the most fun? I have been using a make shift plate and finally broke down and ordered the 8X10, can hardly wait to play with the real thing, hugs

tangie baxter said...

so fabulous, thank you!!!!!!!!

tangie baxter said...

so fabulous, thank you!!!!!!!!

Debbie said...

This is so cool! You got great results. Thanks for sharing.

B said...

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this. I went ahead and ordered one after I saw your post in the forum and then I watched the video on the web site. I can't wait to play!

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Very cool! What a neat new addiction!!!

Joy Anderson said...

Thanks for sharing! I agree about the addictive properties of the gelli plate...but oh so much fun!