I am sure you all will notice that I am posting Gelli Play Wednesdays on a Friday. We had a little chaos in our household this week. “V” gave us a spectacular bodily function show at 2:00am Tuesday night. Poor thing has the stomach flu. It threw all artsy plans out the window. I am glad to report that she is feeling better and I had a few minutes to myself. So without further ado…
Gelli Play Wednesdays using ink on the Gelli plate.
I have always read that using ink on the gelli plate would stain your plate. Being the rebel I am I decided to try it. And I fricking love it!! I did not use pigment ink so I can’t attest to the results for them. So I am going to give you a list of pros and cons.
- Easy clean up (just use a baby wipe no matter the stage of printing).
- Instantly dry!!
- You can still achieve multi-colored prints
- Unlimited possibilities as far as color.
- The ink beads up on the gelli plate which creates little dots on the print. I didn’t really mind it but some of you may.
- I had a little trouble pulling a print through stencils. If I stamped through the stencil it was fine. (If that makes any sense)
In regards to the beading of the ink on the plate, I did try using a brayer to both roll the ink onto the gelli plate as well as using the brayer after I applied the ink to the plate. It didn’t make enough of a difference for me to do again. In fact, in my case, it took the ink off and I had to reapply it anyway.
In the end, I loved the ghost prints more than the originals in this case. It was a ton of fun to create these! A whole new door has been opened for me!
Here is the link to the video:
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