Fun with Gelli® Prints

Fun with Gelli® Prints

I ordered a Gelli® plate recently and I've been experimenting with it.

Gelli® Prints by Kelly Kautz

As you can tell by the little hill shapes, I took Carla Sonheim's online class for inspiration. I highly recommend it—the videos are high-quality and she makes everything easy and fun.

Gelli® Prints by Kelly Kautz

During Carla's class I made a series of 15 prints. The images above are my favorite. I've also been scanning  prints into my computer and layering them in Photoshop, which gives me some unique effects. This is especially great when I want to make something but don't have the time or energy to break out my printmaking supplies.

This is an image I created from scans of Gelli® prints and spray paint. Gelli® plate prints make great bases for spray-painted stencils:

Typewriter with Stars by Kelly Kautz

A friend of mine saw it and asked me to create a version with the Gadsden flag, so that's my next project.

Note: I have received permission to use the Gelli® trademark, which is owned by Gelli Arts® LLC.