Saturday, 13 September 2014

Gelli Printing - Background Use

Hello all,

Earlier in the year, I did some Gelli Printing. Today I am showing what I have done with one of the sheets.

This is the one I have been working on:

I struggled with this, not knowing what to do with it. So I decided to cut it in half, and trim each one to make each piece 6"x8" as so:

I played around with one of the pieces (the right one) for a while and came to this:

It was sitting on my desk for ages (another reason I wasn't doing any paper scrapbooking), waiting for some form of inspiration. Well, it wasn't coming, so I decided to put it away and try something digital with it. This is the result:

Eventually I decided to work on the other half.  I used a mix of some scraps of paper I had left over from scrapbooking, as well as some acrylic paint and Posca pens. I quite like how this turned out:

A lot of dots - I have been watching some Aboriginal artists paint on YouTube, so perhaps I have been influenced by their work with regard to the many dots and strokes. In any case, it was very meditative, and think I shall try something like this again with another of my gelli backgrounds.

Thank you for coming by. I appreciate any comments you care to leave.

Hope you have a happy weekend!


  1. I really like the digi one....but that Big Black Cat scares me a teensy bit at the same time! I really, REALLY love the dotty one below ~ it looks really wonderful:):) You are so creative, it's scary!!!! But not as scary as that cat;)!!!

  2. So gorgeous! LOVING the vivid colors!!!!

  3. Love the beginnings and love the end results.....gorgeous bright colour and pattern !

  4. Wonderful, it feels like it took you on a journey, slowly getting you to create and be free.. I love the last one with the dots, perhaps the indigenous artist have influenced you..


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