Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trying New Things... GELLI and DELI!

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Hi there! In the spirit of trying new things, I recently ventured into the land of Gelli Printing... specifically on Deli paper. I must confess that before I even purchased my plate and supplies, I enrolled in Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's self-paced GELLI, DELI  and COLOR class bundle

Why would I buy a class I didn't have the supplies for? Well... I wasn't sure if I wanted the supplies. You see, I have fallen victim many, many times to the excitement of seeing a craft or technique on the inter webs, getting inspired, spending the money, and then never really doing it. I wanted to see what this Gelli Plate stuff was all about before I made an investment!

So, I purchased Julie's class and promptly binge watched it. What's the verdict?

Well..... take a look:
After unwrapping my plate, I set about trying lots of things... layering, masking, stenciling, etc...

Here are a couple of my favorite images from my first printing session...

I've played around with incorporating my prints into my art journal...
And you might recognize these presents I recently blogged... wrapped in Gelli prints! 
As well as this book... with Gelli print covers! 

I think it's safe to say that I LOVE Gelli Printing! 

The thing that really appeals to me, and the main reason I purchased Julie's class is "intentional printing." What does that mean exactly? Well, many of the process videos I watched on Gelli Plate printing via YouTube just really focused on the surprise factor of Gelli printing. This is indeed cool. And yes, you CAN get some awesomely unexpected results. 

BUT... I knew this wouldn't satisfy me in the long run. I know myself well enough to know that I would want to understand Gelli Printing enough to be able to print in intentional and predictable ways. Julie's class really went into depth on this and showed that not only is this possible, but it's really easy! YAY!

So... I shall continue printing and sharing...

See you soon!


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5 comments:

  1. awesome girl.... I hv been getting more in to mixed media and artsy stuff this year too.. and yes I hv the gelli plates.. just hvn't set it all up yet.. but yes.. I wanna get into this too in the new year.. love your stuff.... i can't wait to try mine now! God knows I hv enough paper and paint! ha

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  2. Yep, deli paper and geli plates are loads of fun. I made some cards with mine one day and the people I sent them to loved them.

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  3. Great idea to check it out with a class, and love the variety of ways you've used it.

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  4. Oh, yes, the Gelli plate is very addictive!

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