I broke out the gelli plate the other week and have been madly cutting stencils to create some fun gelli plate printed art. It is always a joy to use the gelli plate and see what different colours, techniques and materials will work best. Not every print is a winner but it sure if fun to pull back the paper and see what you get.
I like to add in details with gel or paint pens or use stencils or stamps on top. I have bins of items I use when I gelli print. I keep anything that might have a cool pattern or shape. I make hot glue stencils, buy small wood scrap booking embellishments, carve erasures into stamps with a lino tool, keep bits of packaging material or pieces of nature, or anything else I can think of that might make a neat impression in the gelli. Block printing ink works best but I have been experimenting mostly with acrylic paint since I have very little block ink.
It's so much fun.
Here is a catalog of my creative adventures and experiments