Sunday, May 26, 2013

Gelli plate printing, once more.

Are you someone who checks your facebook in the morning/while commuting to work? I love/hate  the gelli plate arts facebook feed.. Love, because they have so many great links. Hate, because i have to wait until i am home again/it's the weekend. (note: gelli plate is a supercool 'thing' to create monoprints with). Recently i read about Carla Sondheim and it didn't take me long to sign up to her online class. In between folding zines for the latest Sydney fair i HAD to try her techniques. Firstly i needed a colour palette. Being Autumn these were at the front door.

Off i went, starting with ochre + yellow (all acrylics)

We worked on several prints at a time, playing with layering the colours.

It is a totally experimental process

With no rights, or wrongs.

I have the smaller size plate - so afterwards i cut a 'frame' from card and created a viewing window, which crops the whole A4 sheet to the size of the images you see here. I found that helped me see which bits we working, or not.

Below: is one of my un-cropped prints

Can't believe I had never added water before! der!

For the last couple of techniques i decided to try a new colour palette
While there is some thinking involved..

... 'mucking around' is great.
At this point i had to go and make dinner for the family. Although as it was Nigella's greek lamb stew this wasn't too bad a finish to a fun time.. how many hours 'til next weekend?


jen storer said...

Looks like such fun. Both colour palettes are gorgeous.

Lisa Chin said...

Love your color palette and the resulting prints! Looks like you had a fabulous time in Carla's class! I love my Gelli Plates and dream of having the larger size someday however it really is amazing what you can do with the smaller plates.

Itaya Art said...

Very lovely prints with your Gelli. The first set of colors are definitely some of my favorites but I love the second set of brighter colors as well. What a wonderful idea to put a 'frame' around your prints to see which parts are working! Not sure why I hadn't thought of that but I can see how it would help choose which ones to frame if you like. :)

Anne said...

So nice. Guess I have to take this workshop! I love your prints.

Angelica Chambers said...

Addictive, is it???? I wanna try! This looks like so much fun and ur prints are "freakin awesome"!

Kim Henkel said...

LOVE what you created with the gelli plate. I too joined in Carla's class, but I wasn't feeling well, so didn't really get anything done. Hope to try again in the next while. Your pieces are great - love your autumn colours.

BellaVie92 said...

This is beautiful!


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