Tuesday, January 8, 2013

GELLI PLATE SPECIAL

Hi Everyone!

Last week my Gelli Arts Printing Plate arrived on the doorstep! I hope you had a chance to check it out, if not just click on the link above and it will take you to the Gelli Art website where you can get the scoop on what this is and how to use it. 

I have to confess right here I jumped up and down, clapped my hands together and squealed with delight when the first print came off the printing plate! Yea, I know, a grown woman and all that...but seriously, it was super fun!!! 


An added bonus to each print is a "ghost" image (below) from paint left on the printing plate.  I also kept a piece of paper handy to clean my brayer on and it can be used for original wrapping paper or in a journal.  
I put some of the gelli prints through my printer and this is the results:

 I used my own black and white photograph of iris over the gelli print. If you look closely you will see lots of texture too. 
 Two photos over two different colored backgrounds. The first is a free download from www.friendlyscrap.blogspot.com. They have lots of free downloads and kits.  I'm sorry I can't remember where I got the flower photo, but if you recognize it, please let me know so that I might give credit to the photographer. 
Here's one of my favorite images of a bird over the gelli print. I love that you can see the textures and peek through colors of aqua and yellow. 

It's been fun experimenting with paint combinations, textures and printing photos too! I hope you enjoy them and will come back to see what other ways I discover to use my Gelli Printing plate.  

Bee Creative! 
Suzy

Linking to: A Colorful Journey  http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/

31 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh I love your photos over the gelli print. They look fantastic. Thanks so much for the visit. I played with my gelli today....I think I am addicted...oh well. xox

Heather said...

I love what you have done with your black and white photos. Very artistic!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

mjk said...

oh my goodness! these are incredible. I love them, especially the one with the iris photo. great job.

Debbie said...

Wow. Very cool to see how you incorporated the gel prints with digital imagery. The results are stunning!

GrĂ¡inne said...

Stunning projects! Love how you combined them with the pics, great idea and it looks awesome.

NatashaMay said...

Awesome! This gelli plate looks so much fun! I've been seeing bloggers playing with it a lot. :)

Mari Carmen Polo said...

Really, really nice! Your job is fantastic!! :)

Mary Walker Designs said...

So fun gotta enjoy the results of color play thanks for sharing with SMWYG!

Anne Payne said...

I have no idea what you are doing, even after you explained it :) But it's pretty! ♥u

Ginny said...

I love the beautiful colors you used. The bird really caught my eye. I think I will have to learn more about Gelli plates. Everyone seems to really love them.

Judy Shea said...

Wow.. now you've taken the Gelli prints to a new level. LOVE!!!!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! I really love the effect you achieve printing black and white photography over the gelli prints!
It's a delightful combination and unexpected!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Natasha said...

This is fantastic. I love the combination of black and white and color - it really pops! And as for jumping up and down - grown woman or not I LOVE that you did that!! The world needs more energy like that :) Cartwheels to you

Faye said...

Seeing your Gelli plate prints makes me want to jump on the bandwagon and get a Gelli too. Your prints are beautiful.

Netty said...

Loving your photos over the gelli print, it works brilliantly. Happy PPF, Annette x

craftattack said...

I am getting really envious of all of you with gelli plates! Love what you have made with yours! Valerie

Linda said...

fantastic Suzy!!! Found your blog thru your comment at mine (thank you!)Oh yes, we grown women show our inner child enthusiasm like on Christmas morn when a new art supply arrives:):)My very fave is your print with the bird-love it!!

Leah said...

Ah, so many blogs I read are featuring gelli plate creations these days! How much longer will I be able to hold out from purchasing one? It's getting harder. . . :)

Seriously, these are some lovely effects you have achieved combining black and white photos with the gelli prints. What fun and creativity! Happy PPF!

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, those prints look amazing. I am not familiar with this technique at all. There is still so much to learn...

Giggles said...

Wonderful...and I want one!!

Hugs Giggles

Gina Sismilich said...

Those photos over the Gelli prints are great. I have to pull my Gelli plate out and use it again! Happy PPF

soulbrush said...

Gosh how interesting, I don't think I'd have the patience to do this. Happy PPF.

Cris, Oregon Artist said...

Never heard of this product before but it looks like fun working with it. HPPF

Lynn Cohen said...

Looks like a fun thing to do!

Tam Hess said...

What a fun thing to play with..I would have jumped up and down too!! Beautiful technique! Thanks for sharing :)

Judy Shea said...

Hey Suzy.. sent you an email.. did you get it? Judy judysheart@gmail.com

Gloria in CA said...

It really looks like fun and great job too. I will have to check this gelli stuff. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!!

Piarom said...

I have to try this gelly plate thing too ;) looks so much fun!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

How interesting! I have no idea what this gelly plate is and I doubt it is available here in the Philippines! But I can see you are having fun with it. Great job! Patsy from
HeARTworks

The Journal Junkie said...

There is NO SHAME in jumping up and down and squeezing like a little girl. Those are the moments we live for! Lol! Your prints are great!


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