Wednesday, 28 March 2018

I am loving my Gelli Plate!

Up till this month my Gelli plates have often spent long periods of not being used - my habits have been changed thanks to Birgit Koopsen whose Instagram Gelli Plate Challenge has had me using one of my Gelli Plates every day during this month!

Day 22 had me making Multi Layers
A bit of muddiness to start with, although nothing too horrendous!
Day 23 _Spray inks
 One of my favourites - can't with to try this again!! 

I placed some torn paper towel on my large plate for the top photo and used stencils for the bottom one.
Day 24 Leaves

I went and foraged around the gardens here and was caught by another member of the Gardening Committee!! Most of these are quite tough evergreen leaves but they did the job OK!
I am looking forward to trying this with some more pliable leaves later this year!
Day 25 Hand made Foam stamps - another favourite!

Day 26 Things from the hardware store - so I raided hubby's tool box - he keeps all sorts of leftovers from his DIY efforts (Oops! hope he doesn't see this!) 

 Finally, who would have thought I would find something pear shaped to print with!

I will be back with the final five next week!
Meanwhile I would highly recommend visiting Birgit's blog to see some of the videos she has made about how to use a Gelli plate in so many different ways!!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Please tell me spray paint is NOT spray paint, but spray mists. My spray paint comes in a can and is enamel, which I fear would damage any gelli plate.

I was especially impressed with the handmade stamps, the hardware from T's tool box, and the leaves. This seems like you are having lots of fun with this challenge, and I know you will use these in the future in lots of challenges and other projects. I really wish I had room to do this, but I have no space to set it up until after April has passed. LOVE yours, though.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Whoops! Good job Elizabeth is more awake than I am! I have changed it to inks now!! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic prints, the ones with the leaves look great. I had to smile at the last one that was a super and you found some super items in your hubby's tool box.
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So glad to see you are enjoying your gelli plate Chris you've created an array of beautiful works of art that i'm sure will inspire you along your creative journey. Love the hardware ones..!!
Creative wishes Tracey x

Margik said...

Fabulous print pieces Chris! The circles and leaves look fantastic.
Hugs, Mar

My name is Erika. said...

You have some fantastic Gelli prints Chris. I can't pick a favorite because they are all so cool. Can't wait to see what you use them for. :) Happy rest of your week. Hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous prints, looks like you are having fun. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

fabulous prints again, Chris!!

chrissie said...

Such a lot of wonderous work on these Chris and it is easy to see that you are really enjoying all of it.

Happy Easter

Love Chrissie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, so many fabulous designs! I enjoyed seeing all your Gelli plate printing this month and it looks like you had so much fun too 😁. Have a great day and wishing you a wonderful time over Easter! J 😊 x

craftytrog said...

Great prints and ideas Chris! I have to admit the spray inks was my least favourite prompt, I found it too messy. Never thought I'd ever say that! Lol!
Alison xx

famfa said...

I don’t know what a geli plate is but I’m loving the results of you using it. Fabulous. Xx

Nancy said...

I'm a big fan of the Gelli plate, too. Your prints look wonderful. I especially love the foam stamps and the texture they provide. I've tried her recent magazine resist method and cannot stop trying images! My plate gets put away for long periods of time, too, while I'm working with fabrics. Then I get the urge, and out it comes. You've gotten some excellent results.

Carol said...

Love all of your Gelli Prints ♥ I love my Gelli Plates too but haven't used them in a long time. Once I get this room de-cluttered and reoraganized I am going to play with them . Now just to stay healthy long enough to get that done :)

froebelsternchen said...

You made such beautiful prints again! WOW!
Such a creative challenge!
Hugs, Susi

johanna said...

we are back from our lisboa tour... physically;) takes time to adjust to normal again and i´m slowly beginning my blog visits again...
the gelli prints are formidable! now you have a good stash of Backgrounds:)
wishing you a very happy easter, xox

Linda Kunsman said...

Oh what loads of gelli plate fun!! Brilliant prints! So you got me to get mine out again (I needed some more deli paper printed sheets anyways;)! It was a dreary drizzly day today , perfect for splashing around lots of color. Will post Mon or Tues. Happy weekend and a happy Easter too!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love your gelli plate results, Chris! I hope to find time to check out Birgit Koopsen's Instagram Gelli Plate Challenge. Thanks for sharing the link and your great results.