I am happy to participate in this fun event organized by Michelle Reynolds who is the administrator of one of our Facebook groups, Gelli Printing Enthusiasts.
I have been gelli printing ever since the Gelli Arts people released their wonderful gelli plates a couple of years ago. I have to say it has added SO much to my repertoire of skills to use in my mixed media and collage art. As a longtime mixed media artist, I sometimes feel like I need to inject something new and fresh into my work. Gelli plate printing was just the ticket for me and there's been no looking back. I've made bazillions of prints and even taught an online class this summer on making art journals with gelli prints and recycled materials.
Today, I wanted to share with you some ideas of the range of things you can make with your gelli prints. The sky really is the limit and I would encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest here. So often, I hear from my students or followers that they just don't know what to do with all these prints they are making. Well, here are some ideas for you. Each photo has a caption underneath it describing how the piece was made.
|"Moon Goddess" was made with a recycled shipping tag|
that was gelli printed on both sides. I used a second
print for the face and stamped images for her "hair."
Funky fibers and some stick-on sparkly doodads
complete the piece.
|"Full Moon On The 26" is an altered tag art doll. |
The tag was gelli printed on both sides and then I used
salvaged beads and jewelry bits for the arms and
legs, and other recycled items for the head.
It's about 4.5" tall
"A Breath Of Fresh Air" was created on a
recycled CD for the base. I glued a gelli print
onto the CD, then used other gelli prints to make
the little person, along with stamped images
and other collage elements. It measures 4.75".
|Artist Trading Cards - made with gelli prints|
for the backgrounds and then stamped images
(Teesha Moore) and collage elements to finish them off.
|Bookmarks - you can wrap a gelli print around|
a piece of cardstock or cardboard and make
funky bookmarks. Here I did that and added some
fun little collage characters to complete each piece.
|Gelli Print Art Magnets - here I took gelli scraps|
and adhered them to sticky-backed sheet magnets
and then collaged on top. Each is 2" X 3.5"
|Use your gelli scraps and your rubber stamps|
to make fun little collage elements for other projects.
|Use your gelli scraps and your rubber stampsto make fun little collage elements for other projects.|
|Gellii prints glued to recycled CDs which|
will be used to make mixed media art magnets
|Use a template to draw out this bow pattern|
on the back of a gelli print, cut out and
assemble for one-of-a-kind gift ornaments.
There are so many more uses for those gelli prints but I'd better stop now so you can move along in your blog hop. I hope I've sparked your imagination as to just a couple of fun and creative things you too can try.
Enjoy the rest of the hop!
Here's the list of other participants in this fun blog hop:
Michelle Reynolds http://shellsinthebush.
Joanna Grant http://
Jacques Williamos http://theelevatorpress.
Linda Stokes http://www.lindastokes-
Phillippa Montier http://pipart71.weebly.com
Lauri Crowe http://www.laurijeancrowe.com
Gail Schmidt http://www.
Tami Sturm Howse Www.thisandthatfromtami.