Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July: Sparkly Stuff!

In honor of today's holiday, I'd like to share my latest experiments with the Gelli print pad (i.e. the modern twist on homemade gelatin plates for monoprinting).  The Gelli website & blog continue to add tutorials showing new ways to use their product, and this one was taken from their blog post, Gelli Transfer Prints, and Gilding the Gelli.

I didn't have cold laminating film on hand, so I used cheap-o packing tape to get this result:

The finished product (on packing tape).
Detail shot. (Click to enlarge; that's where it
looks the best and you see the transparency!)
Another detail.
And another . . .
And a final one.
I have a few ideas percolating for this.  What do YOU think?


  1. I think that these are all lovely - I really must find time to explore gelli printing. Every example I see seems to offer something special that other methods don't give...

  2. These are absolutely fabulously wonderfully beautiful!

  3. I love the colors and the contrast between darks & lights, soft edged fuzzier shapes with crisp defined shapes. The small color "pops" on the top layer unify the whole design. I always knew you were an artist at heart Joanna. Thanks for including me in your blog.