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Gelli® Plate Printing

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Enjoy more than 50 step-by-step techniques for adding Gelli printing to your mixed-media skill set, and be inspired to add the art of monoprinting without a press to your art projects.


You’ll love this Gelli printing book if:

  • You’re looking for printmaking techniques that don’t require a press
  • You’ve discovered the magic of Gelli Arts and want to learn more about it
  • You want to learn different techniques for using Gelli plates

Gelli Arts has discovered the secret to monoprinting without a press, and Gelli Plate Printing by Gelli Arts co-founder Joan Bess reveals a host of various techniques for using Gelli plates in your mixed-media art. If you’ve yet to experience the magic of Gelli plate printing, now is your chance, and if you’re already hooked on Gelli Arts’ press-free method, you’re in for a treat. Within the pages of this whimsical book are more than 50 step-by-step techniques for using Gelli plates, as well as an introduction to the basic process of using Gelli plates.

Begin with the basics of using Gelli plates, like which mediums and materials to use with them, and cleaning your plates. Next, expand your Gelli printing experiences with insight from Joan Bess on how she chooses to use the plates. Discover what her setup looks like, which mark-making tools, paints, and mediums she chooses to use, and more. Once you’ve mastered the basics, jump straight into over 50 tempting Gelli printing techniques, from pulling ghost prints and printing on various materials, to using stencils and natural objects, creating texture, and much more. Color images of the techniques and process and variations on each technique are sure to enhance your Gelli printing experience.

In Gelli Plate Printing you’ll find:

  • Expert tips and 50+ step-by-step techniques from the creator of the Gelli plate
  • 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

A word from the author:
“There’s a palpable vibe of joyful enthusiasm among artists and crafters as they describe their experiences with Gelli printing. The word addicted is what I hear most. The fun people are having learning new techniques for monoprinting is testimony to the ease and freedom in this printing experience.” —Joan Bess

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 Gelli Arts.

Gelli Plate Basics
Part 1: Getting Started with Gelli
Part 2: Gelli Techniques
Contributor Gallery
About the Author

Additional Information

SKU T0883
Instructor Joan Bess
Drop Ship Message N/A
Product Type Book
ISBN13 9781440335488
Pages 144
Media Mixed Media
Art Style Expressive
Skills Step by Step, Mixed Media
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