An arty post today about gelli printing
A link to a you tube video was posted in one of my facebook groups about making your own gelli printing plate. There is one here and here. It only had 3 ingredients so I thought, well why not give it a go. So I did.
The basic recipe as given by The Frugal Crafter(the first video) is
1 1/2 cups of cold water
1 1/2 cups of glycerine
6 tablespoons of gelatine
mix together and warm gently in a saucepan till the gelatine is dissolved. At this stage mine still looked cloudy but I didn't want it to harden or go gluggy so I poured it into the tray and skimmed off any air bubbles or white filmy stuff. I just bought a cheap container from the $2 shop that had a lid on it for storing. Just remember to leave it to set with NO lid on or you will get condensation on the top and it will not then be flat to print on. Also, it is winter here so I let it set out of the fridge and it was fine. It easily pops out when set.
As it set it became transparent.Apparently the glycerine stops the mix from going mouldy so it should last a long time.
I love this part, lifting up the cardstock to reveal what is underneath
I can see so much potential here
Look at all those lovely patterns and colours
I can see background papers for art journal spreads, patterned papers for use in cards and bookmarks, great backgrounds for doodles, the list is endless
these almost look like batik
While it won't replace my usual background making in my journal, I will be playing with this again and using it to compliment my backgrounds. It is so quick and easy that it is a great addition to my art supplies.