This one is the 8x10 size, now they have lots of other cool sizes. There is so much you can do with this fun tool and I have only just begun. So I want to share a few simple prints I made:
The plate is NOT made of gelatin at all. It is made "It is made with mineral oil and is a hypoallergenic polymer material." (borrowed from the Gelli Arts site) Here is a pic of mine:
You might ask what kind of paper I use. Well you can use anything really from card stocks to tissue type papers. Here are two I have used that worked well:
I did a search online to find the Delipaper but it is just that those pieces of paper that deli's used to wrap sandwiches. The paper pad is from Target in the craft/kids section inexpensive and great.
The suggested color to use is plain 'ole acrylic inks simple and inexpensive. Then you can use stamps & stencils to create patterns. You just need to be careful and not use anything sharp so you don't puncture the plate. Simple blunt plastic objects to great texture works well also.
Well there you have it a super simple introduction to Gelli plates. I will try to play more with mine and explore techniques to share in the future. If you have any to share please leave us a comment below!
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