Saturday, January 16, 2021

Gelli Print papers


This is totally collage. I made the collage papers using a Gelli printing plate. It is such fun, but fair warning, it’s very addictive!  Before you know it, a whole day is gone and your studio floor will be filled with papers in process. I usually try to make analogous colored papers with a few complementary colored ones. Then I start by collaging with the mid tones and big shape onto a Strathmore watercolor paper, using acrylic matte medium. The last thing to collage is the whites and black shapes.  Lastly, I use both black and white permanent markers fir adding detail.  There are many tutorage videos on YouTube about Gelli printing. Below are the handmade papers I used in this painting. 


  1. A cruciform person--and so beautifully textured. I have to get out the gel plate again soon. Your papers and this wonderful collage are putting a fire under me.

    1. Thanks, Lavina. The best videos for inspiration are by Gelli Arts. Have a ball!

  2. Thank you, Karen, for all the details of your process. You are so willing to share with your fellow artists, and that is so appreciated! :-)



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