Monday, 28 April 2014

Gelli Printing - Background

Hello everyone,

Earlier in the year I was playing with my new Gelli Plate and had made up some papers. Today I'm sharing a page from one of the papers. This was the one I chose to work with:

And this is what I made from it:

As soon as I had it on my computer screen to resize, I realised I could have done so much more to it. At the time, it felt done, but looking at it, I have many other ideas to continue it. I may still do so, but not at the moment.
Anyway, I used a Dylusions stencil, drawing it on card and adding some hair before cutting it out and treating it. I used the wrong pen to journal so sprayed it with fixative which then made it discolour and run - however I quite like the colouring.

Looking at this page makes me think of standing in space, having colourful atoms splatter on me or pass me by. The bright colours represents the positive and happiness that is now coming my way, (so I hope...and so long as I face the right direction!:-)).

And some close-ups:

Thank you for popping in!


  1. Wow...totally, totally the dimension you've achieved & that geli printing bg is awesome!!! You are AMAZING!!! Keep facing in that direction:):)

  2. Love the bright colour, love the random effects, love the fun, love the "art" you have created.

  3. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous!! LOVING all the colors and textures on her!!!!

  4. So, stinkin' cool! LOVE all the bright, happy colors, Zeneva! Absolutely gorgeous and utterly perfect!

  5. Oh my God! this is wonderful Zeneva! I love it so much! did you use acrylics paints on the Gelli plate? could you tell me which ones? the colours are great! Thank you so much

    1. Thank you, Silvia for your kind comments.
      I usually use Jo Sonja Acrylic Gouache paints. I have also used some Plaid craft paint in neon colours. The blue paint I have used to paint over the background is Jo Sonja 'Pthalo Blue'.
      To colour the female form, I used a variety of inks - Glimmer mist, Izink, Dy-na-flow and my new favourite, FW Liquid Acrylic (I was trying it out).
      Thank you again for coming by my blog.

  6. pure magic.... loving the texture and brilliant colors , so rich and beautiful x

  7. Hi there I came here because Lizzy Hill mentioned you on her blog and then realised I have visited it before and was reminded off your great work . I love the way you do your layers. I followed one of your tutorials but alas mine did not look as good as yours . Love your work

  8. Oh my goodness Zeneva, this is crazy, brilliant awesome!! I love every bit of this!!


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