Saturday, March 2, 2013

Gelli Plate Fun

At long last my Gelli Arts Gelli Plate has arrived! I got the smallest (6" x 6") size and while I love it, after only using it twice I am sure I want the medium (8" x 10") size. Maybe this summer I'll pick one up while we're in the States, along with some of the cool stencils I've seen online. All of the raves I've read online and heard on YouTube are true! This thing is so amazingly fun and addictive. I have only just barely gotten started using it and I can't wait to play some more. One of the things I was itching to try while I waited for the Gelli Plate to arrive was to use knitting as a texture...I knit up a 7" x 7" piece of 1 x 1 ribbing using up scrap yarn and as you can see in the above photo, the background on the right uses the knitting as a texture. How fun! Now of course I'm dying to knit up all kind of other patterns to try them out on the Gelli Plate. I love the idea of combining two of my favorite hobbies into one project.
One of the other textures I tried and loved was some of that rubber shelf liner. I happened to spot some on a trip to the hardware store with Avi (who of course couldn't figure out why I wanted it, lol).  Part of the challenge is going to be figuring out ways to use these backgrounds...some might get made into cards, others will become backgrounds in my art journal. I have seen people cut up their backgrounds and make them into mosaics, which also looks really cool.

Off to do more mono printing...next post I will catch you up on some of the knitting I've done lately.

5 comments:

Jill L said...

Looks like fun! You are coming to the States this summer? if you are coming to the Bay Area let me know! I would love to see you!

Sandy said...

Oh the fun you will have! I had not heard of the knitting texture technique. Will try it when I get home. Look out ugly sweater!

Joansie said...

Nice! Now I understand what you were talking about in your other posts. Thanks for sharing the info.

Kepanie said...

Oh wow! This looks like such a cool print making plate to play with. My girls would love to mess around this this type of median.

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

I LOVE what you did with the Gelli Arts Gelli Plate, Amy! I really need to spend more time with mine! THANK YOU for the great tip!
Your knitting looks AWESOME! I don't know how you do it with your busy life as a working mom! CONGRATULATIONS to Liat for completing her service to her country!
Hugs,
Michi