Saturday, 14 February 2015

Gelli Print Stained Glass Mosaic Hearts

You will need a selection of Gelli prints in a variety of colours



cut up into small irregular pieces
Arrange into heart shapes and glue onto black card





The three final mosaics - Happy Valentines Day


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Gelli Arts Village

Ideas for your Gelliprints
I love Gelli printing and have a collection of fabulously colourful pages waiting to be turned into something.
Here is my little Gelli print village street.


I cut out assorted little squares and contrasting roof pieces and windows, added extra colour with Posca paint markers, definition with black fineline pen and white gel pen and decorated with various doodles.


The background is a long and thin offcut of mount card which I painted with acrylic paints, stencils and Posca markers.


I attached my Gelli Print buildings with Mod Podge and then added a few more details such as the odd TV aerial, the little black cat on the roof (my favourite bit) and a few scribbles and a few birds.


a bit of black ink around the edges and it's done.  :-)

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Journal Soup Class

Journal Soup is a class I'm taking from the fabulous Kate Crane and it's all about  journaling outside the journal - on scraps of cardboard, and off-cuts of mount board etc.

Here is one of my latest pieces.  It is acrylics, pastels, inks and bits and bobs of collage on a piece of cardboard packaging.  








Monday, 24 March 2014

What do you do with all those Gelli prints?


  




Gelli Prints

Some of them are just the result of cleaning off the brayer or practice stamps and stenciling.....




and some of them will become journal pages (eventually)
but, I have a lot of prints just waiting....




....so I got busy with a rotary cutter and cut them up into two inch squares (you get 20 pieces if your Gelli plate is 8x10) and I stuck them down on a canvas board with matt medium.  I decided that they were a bit too uniform in size so I started to cut them into random sizes and strips.

I am quite pleased with the result :-)  What do you think?
Gelli plate monoprint collage

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