Playing with Gelli

May 24, 2013 at 2:44 pm 2 comments

We had a fabulously fun play day with a friend who has a Gelli Plate (note to self: must buy one).

We started with prints on paper using various mark making and masks and then got really excited by working on fabric.

The fabric we used was sheeting I picked up at a local Op Shop (thrift store).

Why I love Op Shop fabrics:

1. They have been well washed (no sizing and take colour really well)

2. You don’t have to be too precious and can experiment freely

3. the white sheeting is usually a really good quality of cotton

4. It is really easy to rip to whatever size you wish.

Firstly experiments with colour on paper:

smooshing the paint

smooshing the paint

Beryl 2

Gelli print 2

Gelli print paper 1

Gelli print3

And seeing some influence from the Monet exhibition currently on at the National  Gallery of Victoria:

gelli print 1


And my prints using a limited colour palette on fabric:

Gelli Prints


Now need to maybe add some stamping/stitch and see what we can make.

I’m thinking bags, bookcovers and maybe some 3d shapes.


Entry filed under: Gelli Printing, Painted fabric, Printing.

Crewel dyeing Crewel work finished

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maggi  |  May 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Great results. Can’t wait to see what you produce.

  • 2. Cheri  |  June 10, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Wow and Beautiful!


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