My BFF bought me a Gelli Plate for my birthday (I do so love her). I have been watching Gelli printing videos on YouTube for months so I was anxious to break it in. It is a wonderful tool to help me reach my goal of 100 decorated papers by the end of 2013.
I decided to start my Gelli experimentation using craft paint and stencils. Here are the results.
Through the printmaking process, I learned something very important about myself. I like my art tools to be CLEAN. I mean really clean. Clean like right out of the box/wrapping/packaging. I have to come to grips with the fact that my Gelli plate has been slightly stained but it bugs me that my stencils are discolored as well. And I scrubbed the dickens out of my brayer to get it clean. I know that I need to relax about the messy nature of the Gelli but it will be a challenge for me. Hey, personal growth is a good thing, right?
I completed 9 papers today, which brings my total to 22. I am almost one-quarter of the way to my goal.