Friday, 25 January 2013

Gelli printing experiments!

This Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending a workshop at Art From the Heart on gelli printing, run by the very talented Kate Crane.

It's a while since I've been on any kind of workshop and although I haven't got a gelli plate I wanted to do something that would fit with my current favourite branch of journalling. And what can I say - it was ace!

Working in a pair with craft pal Catherine, we got to grips with how things worked and got a bunch of good (and not so good) prints.... but what a great learning experience. After lunch we turned our faves into an item of our choice. I created a smash book.

So, now for the onslaught of photos. You have been warned!

Ready to go:

First prints - using sail boat blue toned down with another colour I can't quite recall.

Adding a second layer to two of those first prints.

Going for a striking one layer look on textured card:

This one I love!
Cogs on top of trees - honest!

And then I cut down and mounted one as a cover.... added stamping and embellishments. Really trasnforms it.... oh dear....can't insert the image. Well, more on this later folks!


  1. Great stuff. We are all so jealous. Great art. Hugs Cherry Xxxx

  2. You have a fantastic selection to use there Nicola and looking forward to seeing any more you create. Thanks for being a great team mate that day and it was so lovely to meet you. Hope we will meet again
    x catherine

  3. These look really great - bet you had a blast, all that getting messy AND creative!