Yesterday I taught a Gelli Print class at the Occasional Artist in Glendale. AZ. The Gelli plate has turned out to be an invaluable tool for quickly and efficiently creating monoprints. While I do make mono prints for display, I’ve been using the bulk of what’s created with my Gelli plate as a base for other artwork. As an example, I recently began construction of a new journal and I’m printing on several pages with the Gelli plate before they are bound into the journal.
The goal of the class I taught was to introduce students to the Gelli plate, explore some techniques of getting great prints and in general just to play and discover. At the end of the class, each student used a print or two to create their own personalized cahier. Here’s a picture of the cahiers created by Cindy, one of the students in my class.