Saturday, February 16, 2013

I turned to Gelli



Lately on all the blogs all you hear about is the Gelli Plate and how they made these fabulous papers and how great it is.  Well those of us (and there is alot) who cant get these fabulous Plates,or who don't want to pay high shipping costs cant get them.  So here is what you can do, you can use glass (like a frame glass), do the same stuff that they do on the plate, and almost get the same effect, I am going to do this today and try it out. There are lots of youtube videos on this technique using glass, I tried to link but it didn't work.

10 comments:

  1. this is a fantastic drawing - i love it!

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  2. Hi, Lee,
    I like your blog. You have a unique viewpoint that I enjoy.
    I think you can make your own temporary gelli plate out of double thick Knox plain gelatin. You get it at the grocery store, and mix it according to the package, but with half the water it calls for. You pour it into a cookie sheet with low sides, chill it, and it's good for many uses. Eventually you have to throw it out, but it's still much less expensive than the commercial ones. I've used a glass plate, plexiglass, and just plain freezer paper, too for successful prints. Have fun!

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  3. Lee, I so enjoy visiting your blog and seeing all of these fantastic pieces of art that you create! This one is real fun...let's not tell him that his head is still large :D

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  4. Lee, I make my own gel printing plate using Knox gelatin. There are lots of videos on YouTube on how to do it. If you want some direct links let me know and I'll send them.

    LOVE the turtleneck guy!! He's cute.

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  5. hrmmm gelli? I'm sure thats not the edible kind... never heard of this kind.... better go do some research!

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  6. He looks so very sincere about it too.

    Looking forward to your gelli experiments!

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  7. Never heard of what you are talking about but I love the art

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  8. Hihi, love the drawing and the quote! I experimented a few weeks ago with my own self-made gelli-plate. It was so much fun that I decided to buy the real one, but you can just as well make your own. Here's the link to my post about it http://denthe.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/experimenting-with-gelli-prints.html I've posted the video on how to make it in that post too. Look forward to seeing your "glass-version"!

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  9. I've wanted to try a gelli-plate or jello too. I can't wait to see how your's come out. I got a great chuckle out of today's offering.

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  10. turtleneck guy made me laugh out loud. I love your sense of humor, you always brighten my day.

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