Buttons, hooks and a gelli :-)

Book making, Buttons, life, Miniatures, Mono printing, Printing, Textures, Uncategorized

I wanted to create some background papers for a handstitched notebook and liked how these buttons and curtain hooks appeared in the paint, giving a soft almost pastel result. When I started using the gelli plate I used darker acrylic colours, but now prefer the effects of watercolours as the plate stays damper for longer and doesn’t rip fragments of paper away in the process. Now the weather is cooler, I shouldn’t find paint drying out too quickly being an issue!

So, while the paint gelli monoprints are drying, I thought you might like to see a selection of this evenings prints.


The lighter result is achieved by not applying any further paint and taking a second or even third print from it. If you keep going you can clean the plate by using this process.