Experimenting with Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate (time lapse video)

I finally broke into my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate!  I’ve had it for a few months now and I was nervous to try it.  Like many of you, I’m sure, I watched as many YouTube videos as I could find to learn techniques on how to make prints.  Of course, I filmed my adventures for your enjoyment below.

Some prints turned out really well, others were learning experiences.  Some could be used as backgrounds for art journal pages or cut up as collage elements.  Even though some prints may not be perfect, all of them can create interest on a page.

I used inexpensive paper to make the prints.  I purchased a large pad (24″ x 18″) similar to what teachers used to use on an easel in the classroom.  I cut each page into four and it was the perfect size for the plate.  The paper was heavy enough that it wasn’t transparent but not as heavy as cardstock.  I want to use the prints in my art journals and cardstock would have too much bulk for my preference.  I used both craft acrylic paints and Golden acrylics, stamps, stencils, bubble wrap, fabric and wooden stir sticks to make marks on the plate.

gelli prints  I’ll even use the “leftover” sheet to cut up!

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Make Time to Art! #4 – Change Direction (time lapse video)

Another video in my Make Time to Art series!  This is a time lapse video in a handmade journal that I purchased.  The spread took me 30 minutes to complete and the supplies are listed below.

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change direction1change direction3change direction2Supplies:

Liquitex Gesso

Golden Liquid Acrylic Paint – Hansa Yellow Opaque, Pyrrole Orange, Teal, Cerulean Blue Deep, Quinicridone Magenta

Versafine Ink – Black

StazOn Ink – Royal Purple

Tim Holtz Arrow Stamp

Alphabet Stamps

Faber Castell PITT Pen

Stampendous Marks Stamp

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