Thursday, 21 March 2013

Gelli Plate: Dina style

On Monday this week I spent the day at Art from the Heart with some lovely ladies and the amazing Dina Wakley.

We spent our time producing a variety of monoprints using a Gelli plate and stencils. 

One of the lovely ladies had brought this gorgeous Crafter's Workshop stencil with her and I was able to have a go with it.  As you might imagine the stencil is on my wish list.

And here is the one I like best.





Dina provided us with lots of different papers to print on and lots of encouragement and tuition.

I tried to use different colours and stencils.

We made our own stamps from fun foam.


We used deli paper.  I scrunched up the deli paper in the left hand one to see if that made any difference to the result.

I ended up with 30 different prints from which we had to choose 4 to make into an A6 size book.  We were given some tags as well.  After dinner, Maggie and I sat in her hotel room and stamped and stencilled on our finished book.












One of the reason I took the class was because I wasn't convinced about the need for a Gelli plate.  After all I knew how to do monoprinting using a glass plate.

Guess what!  I came home with a Gelli plate.  I'm looking forward to having an extended play with it.  But first I need to stock up on stencils. 

Thanks to Dina and Maggie for a lovely day.

18 comments:

  1. Right now, I think my Gelli Plate is my very favorite toy. :)

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  2. You mean you don't have enough stencils? I was looking at that stencil online the other day and thinking how lovely it was.

    I'm very interested that you find the gelli plate different to a piece of glass. would we be able to print directly into journals with it or only onto paper?

    Love what you've made and v glad I didn't have to choose just 4 from 30!

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  3. Beautiful work Bernice ... lucky you!!! You can never have too many stencils I say!!! :)

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  4. Cool! Your prints look great. And I love your stamps. How did you make them?

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  5. So glad you got to do this class! I loved the one I went to! Makes me want to bust out that Gelli plate again..hmmmmm.

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  6. I don't know what a Gelli plate is, but I am very impressed by your stamp.

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  7. Just popped over from the Gelli Facebook page - I love what you've done here - that tree stencil is now on MY wishlist! In answer to Carolyn's question (above) I have seen a short video of a lady who did Gelli printing straight into journals. I'll see if I can find the link and get back to you.

    Looks like you had lots of fun - I wish I could get to AFTH workshops but it's a bit too far to get to :(

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  8. Ok I'm back, found the link for printing straight into your journal. It isn't ground breaking stuff but quite interesting ;)

    http://journalgirl.com/blog/gelli-printing-in-your-hardcover-journal-video

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  9. Love your prints and especially your final book - gorgeous! So glad you had a good time and decided to get yourself a Gelli plate!
    Nancy Kelley
    Gelli Arts

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  10. Your pages are gorgeous!
    I love my Gelli! I convinced my friend to get one too, and she loves it so far.

    I have never seen such pretty fun foam stamps. I have only done basic shapes like rectangles and circles. How do you cut the "veins" in the leaves out?

    Thank you!

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    1. We drew the leaves on the fun foam and cut them out. I drew the veins with a ball point pen. You could use a pencil.

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  11. How lovely they all are! The lovely plant foam stamp you made what die did you use to make it please? It is lovely!

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    1. I drew the leaves myself. I only know how to draw leaves and hearts!

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  12. Oh gosh, you clever girl you, they are fantastic, no way I could do anything like that! Beautiful, you should go into stamp design, I would buy them! x

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