Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gelli Plate Fun

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.  It's HOT here.    

I have a quick post this evening.   I had the pleasure of taking a great Introductory class on Mono Printing using a Gelli Plate.  We worked on a large sheet of paper which was cut & folded into a small Art Journal.  I still want to do some stamping on these backgrounds, but thought I would share a few of the pages.      Keep in mind that this is my first 'play' with a Gelli Plate and will learn more as I go.  I can see that it can be addictive. 
  


Of course I came home with a Gelli Plate along with more stencils and can't wait to have more fun with them.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,
Shirley

26 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great design, wonderfull colours!!

Greetings
Maria

Wendy McCarthy said...

Gelli plates are great fun aren't they? :) These prints are lovely, gorgeous colours! xxx

Elaine said...

It looks like you have made a great start with your Gelli Plate Shirley. I love the colours you have used and the stencils add some great texture. Looking forward to seeing more of your journal as it progresses. Keep cool!
Elaine x

chrissies said...

Wonderful Shirley-you have used some terrific colours.

Love Chrissie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a great result! fabulous .. I think this is your new toy!

Cathy said...

Oooh this looks great, love the colours! Cathy x

Paula (PEP) said...

The colours are delightful & I can definitely see that you'll enjoy working with this style - looks like you had great fun.
Paula (PEP)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Looks like you had loads of fun Shirley, and made some amazing pages for the mini journal. I really must get mine (Gelli Plate) out of the packaging and do something with it.

Hope you're enjoying your warm weather.

Sue x

Gerrina said...

Already beautiful backgrounds; think you are to hard on yourself! with a little stamping over it they will be perfect in your style I think. Sunny greetings, Gerrina

Jeannette said...

OOoh shirley,this gelli backround looks fantastic,i love it.
the colors and stencils are beautiful.

Greetings Jeannette

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Great Class, Shirley! It will be fun seeing what you create in the future with the Gelli Plate. I've never heard of that tool before. Beautiful colors, and I especially LOVE the white peeking out so that the beautiful colors are featured pleasingly! hugs, de

Ellen said...

My girlfriend way just trying to explain a Jelli Plate over the phone to me. I didn't get it but now I do. A tool like that in your talented hands....hmmm the fabby creations you are going to make!! Love the way your papers turned out!
hugs and love!!

Shona said...

I've never even heard of a Gelli Plate before, but whatever it is, it looks like it's right up your alley! I guess this means you'll have a new way to astound me with your amazing b'grounds!

Sue said...

great prints Shirley its so hot here but I bet its hotter where you are LOL huggles Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley,
the gelli plate background design are fantastic, I love the effects.
xox Anja

Miranda said...

Hi Shirley, looks like you've had a great workshop and indeed it's addictive mmm? Lovely colours and textures.....I need more colours of acrylic paints..... warm greet Mirandax

Anneke said...

Super result for a first play! Beautiful!

Zoe said...

Oh welcome to a new addiction! Lol love love love Gelli plate, such fun, love what you've created, wonderful colours xxx

MaryH said...

These are stunning! Now you got me hooked on Ryn, Dylusions, & I bought a Gelli plate (small then went back & got the larger one) while in the lovely Massachusetts stamp store. I have been wanting to have a play with the Gelli, but still trying to play catchup with cards, and blog visits. This makes me want to go get it out, grab some inks. Can't wait to see further art from you. Thanks for your sweet comments on the Dylusions card. I'm having fun with them, just a bit slow in learning different techniques. Lucky you to have the gelli class! I had a nifty demo, but was just a little faster than I'd have liked. (not the store's fault, but we needed to get back on the road). TFS & Hugs

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow this looks like fun! A Gelli Plate, looks like a great technique! Beautiful creations, love the patterns! The colours are absolutely beautiful as well! Very nicely done, enjoy the new technique!
Warm greetings, Marlene :)

Sophie said...

Wunderschön!
Shirley, das sind die Farben die wir hier nun brauchen :-)
Schön erfrischend und kühlend.
Du hast so schöne Werke gearbeitet, die habe ich schon bei Baroque sehr bewundert.


Meine Liebe, ich umarme dich,
Sophie xx

craftimamma said...

These backgrounds are fabulous Shirley. I've had a plate for about 2 months now and haven't even got it out of it's packaging yet. Need more hours in a day ............ and definitely a cooler craftroom at the moment, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Janny said...

I see many beautiful cards on your blog with fantastic backgrounds. Also with many techniques.
Groetjes Janny

Darnell J Knauss said...

It looks like it would be so much fun, that's for sure! I love just this much, Shirley! Of course, I love that you've used my fave colors!! I hope it cools down soon for you guys!!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Shirley! I'm going to have to look into this technique!

Sandy said...

Shirley you are so lucky to have access to this class. Will have to depend on YouTube to learn about the Gelli Plate. It looks like fun! Your paper looks great and what wonderful colors!
Sandy