Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press

Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press

by Joan Bess

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Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press by Joan Bess

Meet your dream plate and fall in love with a faster, friendlier approach to printmaking.

For artists and crafters who love the creative possibilities of monoprinting on gelatin but not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that comes with it, the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate is a dream come true! It's durable, reusable, stored at room temperature, and ready to get creative whenever you are. Simply apply paint with a soft rubber brayer, make your marks and pull your print. It's that simple! Wipe the plate down with a spritz of water and a paper towel, and you're ready to go again.

In this premier guide, artist Joan Bess—inventor of the concept for the Gelli plate—unleashes the fun through more than 60 step-by-step techniques. Create intriguing patterns using tools like sponges, textured rollers and homemade combs. Learn how to incorporate stencils and rubber stamps. Experiment with metallic paint, dimensional paint and gel medium. Become a texture-hunter, creating a wide world of effects using embossed papers, natural objects, rubber bands, lace, corrugated cardboard, metal tape, die cut letters...anything goes!

Even beginners can enjoy immediate gratification—just grab a textured surface, smoosh it into your painted Gelli plate, and you'll have a stack of amazing prints in no time. For experienced printmakers, the inspirations in these pages will push you to experiment, adapt, combine and layer. It's easy, fun and totally addicting!

Printmaking just got easier!

  • Expert tips from the creator of the Gelli plate
  • 60+ awesome step-by-step techniques
  • Ideas for incorporating stamps and stencils, using ghost prints, salvaging uninspired prints, and more
  • 26-page gallery shows the many wonderful ways artists are incorporating Gelli printing into their work

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440335488
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 348,132
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joan Bess has a Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Hartford. She launched Emerald City Stamps and has taught mixed-media techniques at the Newark Museum and The Book Arts Roundtable in NJ. Joan invented the concept for the Gel Printing Plate and is co-owner of GelliArts.

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Gelli Plate Printing: Mixed-Media Monoprinting Without a Press 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
18884030 More than 1 year ago
Good book on Gelli printing. This is written by the woman who owns the company that makes the plates, so it is straight from the source. I would purchase this book over others for that reason. Very information dense.