Gelli Arts Hand-y work

May 23, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts, Photoshop Posts by Ursula Smith

I know folks have used their Gelli Arts printing plate to print on a LOT of things, but after my last play session, I happened to glance down at my gloves. They were so cool looking! Here is what it looked like…

Gelli Arts Printed Hand start

Gelli Arts Printed Hand start

I decided to bring it into Photoshop and play around with it, until I arrived at something like this…

Gelli Arts Printed Hand

Gelli Arts Printed Hand

I liked it so much, I decided to add it in as design for a new set of Moo stickers that I use for the backs of my ATCs for a group I belong to…

Gelli Arts Printed Hand Sticker

Gelli Arts Printed Hand Sticker

I know, I know- it is bad enough that we won’t throw away scraps of paper, now we have to save gloves? Or you can just scan in your Hand-y work instead :).

Gelli Art Printing Plate and Charcoal

May 7, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

A couple of weeks ago I was playing around with my Gelli Art Printing plate and I happened to look over and see some charcoal sticks that were sitting on my table. I thought to myself- “Hmmmmm, I wonder if charcoal would work with the Gelli plate?”. I love the look of charcoal, so I decided to try with the powdered form. I grabbed the powdered charcoal jar and started sprinkling it onto my gelli art plate on top of the wet paint and a paper stencil. I ran a couple of prints and loved the way the charcoal interacted with the paint! Sometimes it colored the paint by mixing in, and sometimes with made cool dots and holes in the paint.

Here are a couple of the prints I made with the paper stencil:

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 3

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 3

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 2

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 2

 

I really liked the backgrounds, but the paper stencil was falling apart and driving me crazy, so I just went ahead and printed some “plain” backgrounds. I think these will make great collage fodder and cool backgrounds for drawings!

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 4

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 4

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 1

Gelli Art Charcoal Print 1

 

At the end of my playtime I wiped the leftover charcoal off the plate with a baby wipe. I wasn’t sure if it would harm the plate and certainly did not want to take a chance!! If you have some charcoal or graphite powder give it a try!

Mixed Media May

May 4, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

I am psyched to be part of Mixed Media May this year! This is a month long event so you have plenty of time to peruse my pieces, and all the others participating this year! You can find out more about me, and how I play at http://www.mixedmediamay.com/mixed-media-may-ursula-smith .