April 28, 2018

MORE GELLI PLEASE

A bit of a departure for me in my blog post today. I apologize if this direction isn't what you've come to expect to find on Paper Seedlings. But, please bear with me.

Besides cardmaking and all things Stampin' Up!. 
I find myself drawn more and more to Gelli Plate Printing.


All of the prints in this post are small -- they are all made on my 3" x 5" GelliArts Plate. 


After a day of printing, I trim the ones that I consider a success -- 
remember, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 
These may not appeal to all viewers, but they do touch my own heart.


The prints that I am most proud of I temporarily mount into a small 
(Tim Holtz) 2-ring binder. 
It is so much fun to flip through these prints, and see how my skill level evolves.


I exclusively use acrylic paints, both in liquid and tube format, 
while some Gelli artists have been experimenting with lots of other media. 
Until I get bored, I am sticking with my acrylics.


Some of these prints are so many layers of paint that I lose track of how many exactly. 
Sometimes, after only a few layers, I am satisfied with the more simplified results. 
I love the way previous layers show through.


I like -- only at times though -- to add metallic acrylics to a layer here and there. 
The metallic flavor is a welcome change of direction 
from the flatter effect of non-metallic paints.

I have done other posts about my Gelli Printing experience. They can be referenced HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. 

Please, if you prefer I just stick to cardmaking and Stampin' Up!, let me know in the comments. I just thought you might like to learn a little bit more about my other great passion.

Gelli
Smiles.

6 comments:

  1. These are beautiful, Linda! I particularly like the third and second from last ones, but they are all lovely. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks, April! I must admit that I am totally obsessed with this process. The time literally flies when I am printing!

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  2. You are a creative artist and I enjoy all of your work. Thanks for joining us again at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

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  3. I love your post. I'm glad I found your blog. :) I do paper craft as well.

    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2018/04/mixed-media-art-journal.html

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    1. Why, thank you, Jeanne! I checked out your blog too, and find it so enjoyable!

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